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Re: user tools

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 14:49:16 -0800
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To: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org
At 4:03 PM -0600 1/14/02, Phill Jenkins wrote:
>I wouldn't add it.  I don't consider it an accessibility tool.  It's not
>transforming or filtering anything .  It's more like turning off JavaScript
>or other settings in the browser. The question to ask is: "Can a user with
>a disability now use the site with this tool without breaking necessary
>functionality?"  Perhaps it could be part of user agents - or add-ons to
>compliment user agents so they can meet UAAG.  Tools are used by developers
>and content providers, browsers and plug-ins are used by consumers.

This distinction makes sense to me -- although it's possible we may
have to revisit the distinction between content providers and
consumers in the future, the Web is still far from that in practical
use today.


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