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RE: Add TABs to Central Document

From: David Clark <dmclark@cast.org>
Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 17:25:12 -0400
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000501bd90c8$6d891040$ca557392@dmc.cast.org>
I am not sure we want to use the exact term "tab" in the doc. Although the
concept is correct, I see it as a pejoritive term used by us when talking
among ourselves.

David Clark
CAST, Inc.

-----Original Message-----
From:	w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Wendy A Chisholm
Sent:	Friday, June 05, 1998 4:33 PM
To:	Jon Gunderson
Cc:	w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject:	Re: Add TABs to Central Document

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
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>Voice: 217-244-5870
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