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Re: accessibility and its meaning.

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 09:24:36 -0000
Message-ID: <00cc01bf835f$fd8be9c0$cf469fd4@omnibook>
To: "w3c" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>
Please take a look at the accessiility of the site in terms of WAI
guidelines.

My point is that until the WAI site is functional to non geeks it is
unlikely that its guidelines will be followed.

In the meantime I am reading Lie and Bos CSS
The opening chapter is very similar to http://www.peepo.com/access
I intend to contact tham in the near future to see whether they are
interested in publishing an 'open' site at w3c/wai.


the 1998 thread was at or near:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ig/1998JulSep/0492.html

an extract
From: Al Gilman
> One curious thing here is that these web sites are accessible
> to people with learning or cognitive disabilities but probably
> not accessible under the w3org guidelines. A bit of a dichotomy
> I think

jay@peepo.com Jonathan Chetwynd Special needs teacher / web accessibility
consultant
----- Original Message -----
From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>; w3c <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 10:08 PM
Subject: Re: accessibility and its meaning.


> Jonathan,
>
> most of the mencap site is under construction. I could not find any
> information about their user group.  if there is something on their site
> that I have missed, please let me know.
>
> also, could you provide the URL in the WAI list archives of the e-mail
from
> 1998 that you were reading?
>
> thanks,
> --wendy
>
> At 03:44 AM 2/27/00 , Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> >I was reading some wai postings from '98 about MENCAP* and the meaning of
> >accessibility
> >
> >In discussions with MENCAP it became apparent that they are attempting to
> >address the issue of providing content for not only professionals, carers
> >and parents, but also their user group....
> >Please take a look at http://mencap.org
> >
> >wai accessibility is evidently something else, and
> >it would be very helpful for us all,
> >if we could move towards a more user centric model.
> >Charities might benefit as well as individuals.
> >
> >*(MENCAP is one of the premiere cognitive difficulty charities in the
UK.)
> >jay@peepo.com
> >
> >Jonathan Chetwynd
> >Special needs teacher / web accessibility consultant
>
> --
> wendy a chisholm
> world wide web consortium
> web accessibility initiative
> madison, wi usa
> tel: +1 608 663 6346
> /--
>
>
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