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Re: [Fwd: RE: WAI-AGE TF - 1 July teleconference agenda- some comments on Involving Users]

From: William Loughborough <wloughborough@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 18:45:15 +0200
Message-ID: <1e3451610907020945x1871d2dcu64f40782298c2a4a@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Arch <andrew@w3.org>
Cc: public-wai-age@w3.org
Suzette says: "Some AT appears to me quite difficult to
use - I am guessing that an older person may be more reluctant to learn
to use AT than a younger person who wants to use it for work.

As an older person, I would second her "guess". The learning wall
represented by something like JAWS would really have to have some miraculous
payoff before I'd try to learn it. We need to examine the incentives for
learning this because unless it's really trivial we simply will never reach
an audience who could use the Web to great effect. I'm not sure this is
clear to people doing the sort of "testing" we've been discussing. Unless
there's some near instant gratification, most people will not embark on the
journey we seem to demand.

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