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Re: Agenda, Meeting 21 Friday 2001

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 08:34:53 -0400
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To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Cc: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Jonathan

The draft scenario about the clerk was written as a combined effort, drawn 
from experience of several members of the EOWG with people that they knew, 
and experience with Web based shopping systems.

The employment situation of people with developmental disabilities varies 
across different countries. Not all of the scenarios are valid for each 
person with a disability in any given country, nor are they intended to be.

However the scenario has problems for technical reasons, which we 
discovered after further inquiries into Web based shopping systems. Those 
technical problems have been discussed in EOWG meetings, and as a result 
the EOWG agreed to either substantially change, or to replace that 
scenario, the next time we revise this draft.

- Judy

At 03:14 PM 9/21/01 +0100, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>'Clerk with cognitive disability at an online grocery service'
>
>Could someone please advise me who wrote this scenario, and what evidence
>there is to support it.?
>I find this highly offensive. It may have great intentions, however the
>majority of people with learning difficulties are unemployed.
>Those in the UK are trapped in a situation where it is practically
>impossible for them to earn more than 15/week.
>
>thanks
>
>jonathan chetwynd
>IT teacher (LDD)
>j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
>http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
>on the web"

-- 
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, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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