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Re: suggestion on charter

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 20:34:34 -0400
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To: Lila Laux <llaux@uswest.com>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Cc: jbrewer@w3.org
Lila,

Good point. I missed this in my charter update earlier this week, so you
will not see it in the linked version from the agenda, but I will make it
before it finishes W3M review early next week.

- Judy

At 07:57 AM 9/8/00 -0600, Lila Laux wrote:
>In the Scope part of the EO Charter, in the first bullet it says one of
>our functions is "to advise on user-friendly presentation of other
>groups' work."  As a human factors and HCI professional, my feeling is
>that the term "user-friendly" is hackneyed and often misunderstood.  I
>suggest changing this to "to advise on presentation of other groups' to
>assure that their web sites are both accessible to and usable by people
>with disabilities".  Accessible comes first (a necessary prerequisite),
>but doesn't insure usability by any means.  Usability is important to
>all groups and is independant of accessibility - but, there may be
>different requirements to make an interface usable by people using any
>assistive technology.
>--
>Lila Laux, PhD
>Human Factors Engineering
>Qwest Communications
>1475 Lawrence St., Suite 210
>Denver, CO, 80202
>303 624 0503
>
>
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Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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