W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > w3c-wai-gl@w3.org > July to September 2001

Re: an action item :)

From: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <emmanuelle@teleline.es>
Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 18:35:20 +0200
Message-ID: <006301c10bb9$cef67c40$2f0e04d5@teleline.es>
To: <cyns@opendesign.com>, <lseeman@globalformats.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Hi all,

Maybe be good idea that in the introduction of the guidelines the meticulous
explanations are eliminated on the types of deficiencies that cover,
provided another document that explains clearly what a type of users exist
and in what circumstances they have been kept in mind when editing the

Anyway, in the writing proposed by Lisa she lacks to mention the external
conditions. I believe that we can classify to all the users and their
personal circumstances in three factors to keep in mind: Personal factors
(that cover the disability, the age and the illiteracy), Technological
Factors (that cover the necessity to use assistive technology and all the
technologies that can be used) and External Factors (that cover the noisy or
not well illuminated atmospheres and any other obstacle unaware to the


----- Original Message -----
From: <cyns@opendesign.com>
To: <lseeman@globalformats.com>; <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2001 2:18 AM
Subject: RE: an action item :)

> Short, sweet, and to the point.  I like it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lisa Seeman [mailto:lseeman@globalformats.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 7:11 AM
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: an action item :)
> In the ftf one of my action items was to write a replacement for the list
> of impairments catered for in the introduction.
> The idea is to give people a sense of context about who and what the
> guidelines are for, some awareness of what user groups and devices exist,
> without opening a Pandora's box of classifying disabilities (which I
> personally felt could get offensive)
> I felt that it important to get a proposal on the table, so that we can
> agree if this is the kind of thing we want in principal, and then we
> can  get pedantic about semantics and my grammar.
> So in your comments, please remember to say if this is
>   the kind of thing that you want content wise
>   and the kind of style that we want
> It is a bit plagiarized from our home site, but we do not  mind.
> <this is it>
> Understanding the guidelines involves remembering that not all devices are
> the same, (e.g. keypads, brail readers )  not all systems are the same,
> (e.g. voice browsers, screen magnifiers)  and not all  people are the
> (From the visually impaired, low motor coordination, to the learning
> disabled, what make you unique?) In implementing the guidelines one must
> attempt to cater for the maximum number of people in the maximum number of
> scenarios. This can be achieved though a single accessible rendering or
> multiple accessible renderings that are optimized for different
> </this is it>
Received on Friday, 13 July 2001 12:39:03 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.3.1 : Tuesday, 16 January 2018 15:33:38 UTC