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

From: giorgio brajnik <brajnik@uniud.it>
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2012 09:40:59 +0100
Message-ID: <4F5B139B.9010505@uniud.it>
To: Vivienne CONWAY <v.conway@ecu.edu.au>
CC: "sharper@cs.man.ac.uk" <sharper@cs.man.ac.uk>, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, Yeliz Yesilada <yyeliz@metu.edu.tr>, Peter Thiessen <thiessenp@gmail.com>, Simon Harper <simon.harper@manchester.ac.uk>, RDWG <public-wai-rd@w3.org>
I really don't know where to stand, but I'm throwing my bits anyway and 
now, as Josh nicely put it, will see the brickbats fly :-) .

I think one part of the solution is in better clarifying what really 
does "people with disability" mean? do that include elderly? or people 
that are temporarily impaired?

If we take the WHO def

<quote>
Disabilities is an umbrella term, covering impairments, activity 
limitations, and participation restrictions. An impairment is a problem 
in body function or structure; an activity limitation is a difficulty 
encountered by an individual in executing a task or action; while a 
participation restriction is a problem experienced by an individual in 
involvement in life situations.

Thus disability is a complex phenomenon, reflecting an interaction 
between features of a personís body and features of the society in which 
he or she lives.

  [http://www.who.int/topics/disabilities/en/]
</quote>

then I think that Simon's initial comment on the narrowness of the 
meaning of  "pwd" is not fully justified.

However I'm not sure that this is the intended meaning by the vast 
majority of the people that would read the cfp.



   Giorgio
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