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Persona of Barb (updated with image and details)

From: Carol at Kognitive.com <carol@kognitive.com>
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 12:08:08 -0600
Message-ID: <017901c3b836$14f63390$7900a8c0@VAIO>
To: <public-wai-eo-site@w3.org>

Attached is the updated persona of Barb in html with an image.  Below is the
text of the persona.

Barbara "Barb" Ann Martinez, Independant Website Developer

"I'm just not sure which guidelines to follow...what's the difference
between Section 508 and the WCAG guidelines?"

Barb is 32 years old, married with 2 children (aged 8 and 10) and works hard
to balance her personal and professional life while working from home. She
studied English in college and then got into computers during the internet
"boom" times. She has managed to keep her company going during the recent
recession, and wants to position her company for future growth as the
economy recovers.

Barb is a jane-of-all trades when it comes to her work. Being an Independant
Website developer means that everything is in her domain including:
one-on-one client meetings, programming, project management, website design,
etc. Barb has been able to keep her computer system up-to-date, adding new
software when needed for clients, while having enough space to keep older
versions as well. She is in multiple listserve-type groups and uses the
contacts she's made through these groups as a support team when she has
computer trouble. Barb is very creative and adventurous. She loves to try
new things, and even makes her own greeting cards using her computer.

Barb recently had a client ask about Section 508 compliance, and in talking
to other web developers about the subject she found out about WCAG. She's
somewhat familiar with the general ideas of both, she's just not sure which
could work best for her customers. She's not sure what the difference is
between the two guidelines and she also is looking for information she can
use to convince her customers of the added value of having an accessible
website, as this could add to her company's services.

Carol J. Smith

(image/gif attachment: barb.gif)

Received on Monday, 1 December 2003 13:06:14 UTC

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