W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-gl@w3.org > April to June 1998

Re: Add TABs to Central Document

From: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 15:33:09 -0500
Message-Id: <199806052035.PAA21608@trace.wisc.edu>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
something like this?

Temporarily Able-Bodied (TAB)
The term Temporarily Able-Bodied (TAB) indicates that many people will
become disabled, either temporarily or permanently, at some point in their
lives.  A disability can be the result of injury, illness, age, or
circumstance.  Instances of temporary disabilities (not caused by injury or
illness) include:  working in a noisy environment, working in environments
where noise is not tolerated (e.g., libraries, work cubicles, and at home
when children are sleeping),  and instances when hands and eyes are busy
(e.g., driving a car).


At 10:47 AM 6/4/98 , Jon Gunderson wrote:
>Could we add a section in the central document on Temporarily able bodied.  
>Marja-Riitta Koivunen wrote to the UA list and I agree we need a section on: 
>The link (in UA guidelines) behind "one or more users" is good. However
>shouldn't we include also TABs (temporary di-sappled) to this list and
>explain how these features benefit also people in noisy environments,
>environ-ments were noise is not tolerated (library, cubicles area, when
>children are asleep etc.), people with wi-reless devices, people whose
>hands are tied or concentration is low (e.g. driving a car) etc. etc. This
>would emphasize the benefits to almost everyone in some environment.
>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
>University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>1207 S. Oak Street
>Champaign, IL 61820
>Voice: 217-244-5870
>Fax: 217-333-0248
>E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
>WWW:	http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
>	http://www.als.uiuc.edu/InfoTechAccess
Received on Friday, 5 June 1998 16:34:49 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:33:27 UTC