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Re: Recording teleconferences?

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Aug 2009 18:54:33 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0908151654gbf92314o9a5598ea0763b836@mail.gmail.com>
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Vicki Stanton <vicki.stanton@gmail.com>, public-html@w3.org, Wai-Ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>, Matt May <mattmay@adobe.com>, Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Hi Maciej,

> I think it would be best to ask WAI if they can do the transcription.

Dan, is this something that would be better for one of the Staff
contacts or Chairs to ask Judy Brewer?

> But let's keep this kind of difference in mind. We wouldn't
> want to create the misleading impression that accessibility is about
> preventing information sharing.

Yes. Please do keep it in mind as it is exactly the opposite.

> Instead, accessibility is about
> sharing more information in more forms.

Accessibility  is about ensuring that people with  disabilities  do
not encounter barriers through things that they cannot readily change.
And sometimes that does mean  providing information in more forms.

> After all, none of the WCAG
> techniques give "don't publish this information at all" as an option.

Matt pointed quite well what the choices are:

And Vicki said, “the spirit of the guidelines is just as important as
the actual guidelines. If we keep equity and accessibility in mind in
everything we do regardless of whether or not official guidelines
apply, we're not likely to exclude any group of users, however small
in comparison to the majority - neither those with disabilities nor
those with limitations imposed by their hardware or software or
infrastructure (or time zone!).”

Best Regards,

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Saturday, 15 August 2009 23:55:10 UTC

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