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Re: @title's relation to accessibility

From: Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 15:44:33 +0100
Message-ID: <46DD6F51.2050908@Rhul.Ac.Uk>
To: Jon Barnett <jonbarnett@gmail.com>
CC: public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org



Jon Barnett wrote:
 > On 9/4/07, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
 >> Sander Tekelenburg wrote:
 >>> At 14:19 -0500 UTC, on 2007-09-03, Jon Barnett wrote:
 >>>> Remember that "accessibility" doesn't just mean "readable to blind people".
 >>> Within the W3C space, it does. I dislike it, but I think we need to be
 >>> realistic about it.
 >> Does it ?  I understood it meant "accessible to people who
 >> do not have the ability to respond to all sensory stimuli
 >> in the same way as is generally accepted as 'normal'".
 >>
 >
 > Since this is about the 3rd reply to this, I'll respond.
 >
 > Please replace the words "readable to blind people" above with
 > "accessible to people with physical disabilities".  If you read the
 > rest of my original message, it's clear what I meant.

Hardly, Jon.  If you use the word "blind", it is reasonable
for others to believe that you meant "blind", not "with
physical disabilities".  Furthermore, should web pages not
be accessible to people with cognitive disabilities, as well
as physical ?

Philip TAYLOR
Received on Tuesday, 4 September 2007 14:46:33 UTC

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