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Re: Executive Summary - EOWG Review: Standards Harmonization doc (June 2011)

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2011 03:01:53 -0400
Message-Id: <E1Qb5sN-0003RT-1B@maggie.w3.org>
To: Cliff Tyllick <cliff.tyllick@yahoo.com>,Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, "EOWG \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Cliff,

Thanks for your suggested revision of the Exec Summ.

We're overlapped as I'm just sending out a revised draft of the whole thing.

Let me know what you think of the new material.

- Judy


At 08:54 PM 6/26/2011 -0700, Cliff Tyllick wrote:
>Hi, everyone! Not to pitch competing Executive 
>Summaries out there, but I was thinking more along these lines:
>
>
>Executive Summary
>
>
>
>If the Web is to be accessible to everyone, many 
>components must work together smoothly:
>·      Web pages and applications must present 
>their content to browsers in predictable ways.
>·      Browsers must predictably and reliably 
>reveal that content to users through computer 
>monitors, screen readers, and other display devices.
>·      Each user must be able to understand 
>that content, whether a Web page, a form, or a step in a complex operation.
>·      Each user must be able to respond to 
>that content, whether through a keyboard, a 
>touch pad, a joystick, or some other form of assistive technology.
>And if the Web is to remain accessible to 
>everyone, these components must continue to work 
>coherently even as technology moves forward.
>Although creating this inclusive Web benefits 
>everyone, at its core is universal accessibility 
>for people with disabilities. That the Web 
>should be accessible to people with disabilities 
>is a basic human right recognized by the United 
>Nations. To affirm and protect this right for 
>their citizens, many nations around the world 
>are adopting their own standards for Web accessibility.
>Within the details of these national standards 
>lies the danger of fragmentation. In other 
>words, each nation might express similar 
>requirements in different and possibly 
>conflicting ways. Because of the resulting 
>cacophony of conflicting requirements, the noble 
>goal these nations are trying to achieve—a Web 
>accessible to all—will be lo lost.
>To replace that cacophony with harmony—a harmony 
>that benefits everyone who uses the 
>Web—n€”nations can turn to the body of standards 
>developed by the World Wide Web Consortium 
>(W3C). All W3C standards are developed with a 
>broad international consensus and are available 
>for free to everyone. These standards also 
>include examples of their successful 
>application, along with other education and technical support materials.
>Nations that use the W3C€™s standards as their 
>basis can ensure that the Web becomes and remains accessible to all.
>--[end of executive summary]--
>
>That's 319 words. It's a little over the target 
>but still fits comfortably onto one page.
>
>FWIW,
>
>Cliff
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