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[accessibility page] suggested edit for your consideration

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 04 Sep 2009 09:31:34 +0200
Message-ID: <4AA0C256.2000700@w3.org>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Hi Shawn,

[Editors Draft: $Date: 2009/09/03 16:44:48 $]

I'm uncomfortable with "An accessible web enables everyone, regardless 
of disabilities, to ..." as the mission of accessibility is to focus 
strictly on access for people with disabilities rather than everyone.

Please find a suggested edit for the first part of the page for your 
consideration. Feel free to forward and discuss with EO as appropriate.

# DRAFT #

The Web is designed to be usable by all people, whatever their hardware, 
software, language, culture, location, or physical or mental ability. 
When the Web meets its full potential, it is accessible to people with a 
diverse range of hearing, movement, sight, and cognitive abilities.

The Web removes barriers to communication and interaction for most 
users. The Web is also a flexible medium that can enable people with 
disabilities to use the Web just as well as anyone. However, 
inaccessible websites and tools create barriers that exclude people from 
using the Web.

An accessible Web enables people with disabilities to participate equally.

# END #

Regards,
   Shadi

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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
Received on Friday, 4 September 2009 11:39:44 GMT

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