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From: seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 22:35:43 +0200
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To: "wia" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>


Following the action item for looking at "xml in ten points" and write something similar - the why of the WIA. It might be a bit too informal, but a possible starting point …………

The web accessibility guidelines exists because:



Not all output devices are the same

A screen reader will not read pictorial content, neither will an internet cell-phone.

Not all input devices are the same

Keypads, keyboards, mouse, viva la difference 

Not all systems are the same

And I’m not just talking about Netscape and Microsoft

Not all people are the same

Some folks are learning disables, some are visually challenged, You probably have a few friends who are color impaired, some are sensitive to flashing screens…

But all this does not have to be a problem

Because we are working to make the web, all the information, and all the fun, accessible to all. 
Received on Monday, 11 September 2000 15:41:01 GMT

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