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another approach... perhaps

From: <gian@stanleymilford.com.au>
Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 09:49:53 +1100
Message-Id: <H00000e000297950.1008629392.tux.sofcom.com.au@MHS>
TO: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi,
 
This is just me musing, but I was thinking that our success criteria
seem somewhat scattered and at the best very broad.
 
When it comes to our job here, correct me if I'm wrong, we write
guidelines to ensure that people with disabilities can access the
information and functionality present in a web site.  From my
perspective, the disability they have may hinder them in one or several
of the following ways:

*  Hardware - they cannot manipulate the hardware available to the rest
   of us
*  Software - they cannot access the software available to the rest of
   us, or can only access it through another piece of software
*  Content - they cannot access the content (ie. information) available
   to the rest of us

Hardware
People with Parkinson's disease (inability to use a mouse), or people
using SAMs or joysticks. People using solely keyboards. etc.
Checkpoint examples (WCAG 1.0):
- 9.5
- 13.6
- 10.4
 
Software
People who are visually impaired (screen-readers / magnifiers). People
who manipulate style-sheets, people who a colour-blind etc.
Checkpoint examples (WCAG 1.0):
- 1.1
- 2.1
- 4.1
 
Content
People who are autistic, dyslexic etc. People who have difficulty with
all-text web sites, easily distracted by web site inconsistencies etc.
Checkpoint examples (WCAG 1.0):
- 7.1
- 14.1
- 11.4
 
I would be interested to know what people think.  They say an idea
either dies or gets stronger with criticism, so bring it on!
 
Cheers,
Gian
 
Gian Sampson-Wild
Consultant
 
Member: Web Content Accessibility Group Working Group
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
 
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