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Re: [urgent] input from WAI Coordination Group on mobile accessibility pre-cal

From: Yeliz Yesilada <yyeliz@metu.edu.tr>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2012 20:44:01 +0200
Cc: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, sharper@cs.man.ac.uk, Peter Thiessen <thiessenp@gmail.com>, Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
Message-Id: <19518163-BA96-46B8-BFA2-9EB4EB3DE5BA@metu.edu.tr>
To: Markel Vigo <markel.vigo@manchester.ac.uk>

On 9 Mar 2012, at 17:16, Markel Vigo wrote:

> Why not use "end users" instead of "people with disabilities"? If accessibility is a broader concept that also targets situational impairments, I believe that "end users" would be a more encompassing term.

I am not sure about this. If people just start to talk about their experiences, the webinar will have a different focus. I though the overall idea is presenting "research" results. Therefore, there could be papers that talk about user studies where users are disabled web users. However, I do not see how end users or people with disabilities will directly write a short abstract to present their experiences. To me that is something completely different. There can be webinars that end users get together to discuss their experiences but that is not a *research* webinar :-s

I strongly support all Simon's remarks. Especially this one "Adding 'people with disabilities,' is just plain wrong....it suggests we think people with disabilities occur in a set by themselves and not as part of the R&D community - this is wrong and discriminatory!"

Regards,
Yeliz Yesilada.
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