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RE: Fwd: Re: Purpose Statement - Commentary

From: <carol@kognitive.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 12:37:18 -0500
Message-ID: <407243A90000DC95@mta9.wss.scd.yahoo.com>
To: "Charmane K. Corcoran" <corcora1@msu.edu>, public-wai-eo-site@w3.org

I disagree actually.  I think that's what the about page will do for us
instead.  The purpose section is really so they can see if this site has
what they are looking for.  I don't know that most users will care who WAI

Carol Smith

>-- Original Message --
>Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2004 13:18:33 -0400
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>From: "Charmane K. Corcoran" <corcora1@msu.edu>
>Subject: Fwd: Re: Purpose Statement - Commentary
>Shouldn't it answer the question what is the Web Accessibility 
>Initiative rather than what is this page I have landed on?  It seems 
>we have to define the entity the website represents to provide the 
>context for the site. The purpose is for the site is to support the 
>mission of the entity so we must define the entity, contextualize the 
>purpose of the contents of the site. Maybe we are saying the same 
>thing just different words....
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>>Here's a brief explanation (from previous notes) to include for EOWG 
>>(please give feedback on this as well).  I don't think my current 
>>version of the purpose statement has much pizzazz so maybe someone 
>>has a way to work that in?
>>"The Purpose statement is meant to be user-centric and focused 
>>especially towards the newbies.  It should answer the question of 
>>"what is this page I've landed on?".  It should have some pizzazz, 
>>and generally align with the vision of the website."
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: <mailto:carol@kognitive.com>Carol at Kognitive.com
>>To: <mailto:public-wai-eo-site@w3.org>public-wai-eo-site@w3.org
>>Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 2004 9:38 PM
>>Subject: WSTF: Purpose Statement - 1st round
>>Hello again,
>>Here is my first stab at the Purpose statement (38 words) - I look 
>>forward to your comments!
>>WAI is your resource for Web accessibility.  WAI includes: resources 
>>to help you create accessible websites; design software that 
>>supports production of accessible Web sites; and design accessible 
>>browsers in order to make the internet accessible for everyone.
>>Carol J. Smith
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