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Re: A proposal for changing the guidelines

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 12:29:37 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200003132029.MAA25932@netcom.com>
To: phoenixl@netcom.com, unagi69@concentric.net
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi, Gregory

Look at my demo for a start.  What about it do blind users like?
Also, look at my example of linking error messages on web pages.

Scott

> aloha, scott!
> 
> in a reply to charles, you wrote, quote:
> Your statement about a "user impact matrix" is kind of interesting.Your 
> argument can also be applied to the guidelines.  Don't the guidelines 
> themselves make certain generalizations about particular groups.  For 
> example, I can point out a number of areas of access problems that the 
> guidelines don't address that cause trouble for users. These areas are not 
> generally known because there has been very little research based on 
> observation on what kinds of problems blind users can run into.  By 
> ignoring the problems, the guidelines are assuming they are not issues that 
> affect users very much.
> unquote
> 
> if you are aware of any issues which WCAG does not address, you should post 
> them to this list, so that they can be officially added to the issues list...
> 
> accessibility is in the eye, ear, and/or fingertip (to name but a few 
> facilities) of the beholder -- and if the guidelines working group isn't 
> aware of entire classes of access problems, we need to be alerted, and the 
> best way to do so would be to post a problem statement and proposed 
> checkpoint (and techniques) to cover each issue that we've missed...
> 
> that, to a great extent, is how the WAI guidelines are created...  they're 
> not created in ivory tower isolation, but have consistently, and 
> persistently, sought the input of the widest possible audience, but there 
> are, inevitably, many from whom we were unable to hear, because they, by 
> virtue of being offline, are unable to hear us...
> 
> so, if you can provide us with specific cases, scenarios, and solutions, 
> please do so, and we will fill as many holes as possible,
>          gregory.
Received on Monday, 13 March 2000 15:33:24 GMT

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