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

From: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 16:59:24 -0600
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
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On Sun, 06 May 2007 20:18:46 +0200, James Graham <jg307@cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> I would venture that as far as possible we should be trying to make the
> lanuge such that increased accessibility is the happy byproduct of
> authors optimizing their markup for common cases (graphical browsers,
> search engines, etc.) rather than something that has to be considered
> separately. Of course this will not always be possible but we should
> strive for solutions where this is the case

Indeed

> and, given a straight trade
> off between markup that meets 90% of the accessibility requirements and
> will be used correctly by most authors and markup that meets 100% of the
> requirements but will only be used correctly by those with a special
> interest in producing accessible pages, we should choose the former on
> the basis that it will tend to produce more accessible content in general.

This sort of case needs to be examined on a specific basis, since problems in accessibility are often not simply a case of pass or fail, but of the extent to which it affects people, and whom it affects...

cheers

Chaals

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