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Re: Consensus on Elephants

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 07:05:20 -0700
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To: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>, WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
9. Access for absolutely all?
- If not, how to draw line

At 09:17 AM 9/11/01 -0400, Al Gilman wrote:
>There is a school of policy analysis we might call economic rationalism 
>that says one sound rule for stopping adapting the automatic means of 
>service delivery at the point where the cost of providing personal 
>assistance to deliver service to the remaining underserved is less than 
>the cost of upgrading the technologized service to reach this population...

WL: If  it's cheaper to hire a human "screen reader" (assistive techbology 
"wife 2.0") than to buy a software one ("JAWS 9.x") then we don't need WCAG?

12. Accessibility vs. usability

WL: The use of "vs." here is weird? these are clearly members of one another.

11. Do we intend guidelines to be used by regulators and 
requirements-setters (e.g., in companies)?

WL: Whatever the "intent" might be, this will happen - can't be stopped. We 
may not choose to encourage such use but intent probably is of little 
import. Awareness of this probability may or may not figure into the 
deliberations about the document's language.


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