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Re: EARL at XML Hack

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 05:50:14 -0700
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To: dd@w3.org, "Sean B. Palmer" <sean@mysterylights.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
At 06:47 AM 4/28/01 +0200, Daniel Dardailler wrote:
>Bill, it does mention accessiblity.

What I meant was that it didn't deal with "Accessibility" in the WAI sense. 
My goal is to emphasize all our activities as "accessibility" with a lower 
case "a" and the *feel* of her report is in that direction rather than the 
eternal message that we're about helping out some *other* set of people who 
are categorizable by their "disability". We are all members of one another 
and *every one of us* is significantly "disabled" until we can play/compose 
as well as Mozart, etc. We are all in this together until the gamma ray 
burster (or a big comet) hits, and "aCCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE".

We've got to get over the idea that just because our society still 
imprisons/sterilizes/murders those who differ isn't any reason to pretend 
that there's some *they* out there who need *our* help. We're all out there 
and we all gain from this help - even something as "trivial" as an 
evaluation tool. It's not just for blind guys, it's for QA like the piece says.

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