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Re: MW4D & Accessibility

From: Yoshiko Kurisaki <yoshiko.kurisaki@icvolunteers.org>
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 11:43:38 +0200
To: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, "public-mw4d@w3.org" <public-mw4d@w3.org>
Message-ID: <1249551818-d56317a4729359bf626bce16fc018c6a@icvolunteers.org>
Dear Stephane,

Thanks a lot for a prompt work, which is well done.

Allow me to propose another point of accessibility, Network accessibility, if you and the team have not elaborated it yet. 

In many developing countries, public phone services are still operated by monopoly telecom operators. It is not unusual to see ISPs under monopoly by a national PTT. This is a major cause of high price. 

For voice, monopoly in voice services, including voice over mobile phones, could be a cause of subsequent obstacles to the development of innovative use of mobile phones; lack of investment in network infrastructure, high price, low penetration rate outside urban areas, etc.

Type approval procedure and lack of single international standards could be another access barrier, that deserve elaboration.

Being a new comer to the team, I hope my inputs above is not too far from the project purposes.

Best regards,

----- Original message -----
From: Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 05 Aug 2009 18:06:46 +0200
Subject: MW4D & Accessibility
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, "public-mw4d@w3.org" <public-mw4d@w3.org>

>Hi Judy,
>following our discussion last monday and our resolution, i drafted a 
>section on accessibility.
>I would be happy to get your opinion on:
>1- the piece on accessibility in the scope of the document: 
>2- the section 6.1.1 on accessibility: 
>I've few other questions. The MW4D is considering all the technologies 
>available on mobile that allow users to interact, one way or another, 
>with the Web. In that regards, we are also considering SMS and Voice 
>applications, and therefore i feel that i should add something for other 
>technologies than web browsing only.
>SMS is usually considered as part of the operating system of the phone, 
>and i know some work done around making mobile phones accessible, sms 
>being part of this work. in case you would have some links or input on 
>this topic, let me know.
>Same case for voice, i was wondering if there are some guidelines or 
>work done in the voice world around accessibility ?
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