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Re: Add TABs to Central Document

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 16:02:08 -0500
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To: Wendy A Chisholm <chisholm@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I was thinking about people who break their arm and can only typing or
point with one hand for a while.  Basically people who due to injury or
illness temporarily lose some capability, but may regain capability in the
future.  Your descriptions are also valid.  

I think what you wrote is pretty goos, maybe just add an example of a
broken arm.

At 03:33 PM 6/5/1998 -0500, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>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
>>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
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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
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