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WAI-AGE slides and beyond

From: <Anna.Zhuang@nokia.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 12:01:32 +0100
To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
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Dear EOWG,

to me the slides look good. I would swap "Other Observations from Literature"  and "Browser and application usability".

WAI resource page has one big ommission and that is when accessibility is introduces, see http://www.w3.org/WAI/gettingstarted/Overview.html, essential components of web accessibility are well presented but the purpose of the whole exercise of having 5 technical groups developing web accessibility standards is not well presented. Introduction to web accessibility should start with an introduction to various types of disabilities and the challenges of ageing population. This is what commercial sites do and this is what accessibility books do. They start explaining how and why different people have different challenges to use the web.

I was told by Shawn that there exists a draft page explaining various disabilities. If I assume that this page is going to be come public some time in the future I think the aspects related to ageing also deserve a resource page in Introduction to web accessibility. many statistical charts were removed from WAI-AGE slides and the dedicated resporce page should have them all and should have the link to the slides as well.

Br, Anna
Received on Friday, 20 February 2009 11:02:47 UTC

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