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Re: Accessibility is for everyone (was : Use of headers and summary attributes )

From: Gareth Hay <gazhay@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 16:46:46 +0100
Message-Id: <53B7C759-DC47-42A2-BC1F-B2DA7BF7F449@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>


On 4 May 2007, at 16:05, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) wrote:

[...]

>
> At 60 years of age, my vision is not what it once was.
> I am, in comparison to my younger peers, "partially sighted".
> So if you were to re-cast your text (above) as "Blind and
> partially sighted people", "THEM" would become "US", and
> those who dismiss accessibility as only marginally relevant
> might suddenly come to realise that what is accessible to
> them today may become inaccessible tomorrow.  So let's agree
> (if we can) to do away with this "THEM"/"US" divide, and
> agree that accessibility is important to EVERYONE.  Please ?
>
> Philip Taylor
>
Well I myself and dependant on one eye, which currently does not  
impair my usage of the web (save for some things like image  
stereograms),
and I  am well aware should anything happen to my "good" eye, I would  
indeed be partially sighted.

Accessibility has become a /lot/ more important to me in recent years  
for this very reason.

Gareth
Received on Friday, 4 May 2007 15:47:06 GMT

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