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Re: More useful information for 3.3

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 13:01:53 -0500 (EST)
To: Lisa Seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
cc: <goliver@accease.com>, "_W3C-WAI Web Content Access. Guidelines List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0203141255380.32523-100000@tux.w3.org>
Actually there is more than just the fact that there is unlikely to be
content that people with cognitive disabilities are not intersted in.

As well as cognitive disabilities, people may have any or all other
disabilities we can imagine. So it is important that apart from having one
version of the site that excludes people in a certain category and one that
includes them (if there is the same stuff then this amounts to inclusion as
far as I can see), each version caters for all other disability requirements
mentioned. This can be further factored, and needs to be for multiple site
approaches. If you have one version that takes no account of people with
vision impairments, and one that takes no account of people with cognitive
disabilities, you need something that takes account of people with both.

And  if that something takes no account of people with motor disabilities who
rely on keyboard interaction, you need to recognise that there will be poeple
who have cognitive disabilities, vision disabilities, and motor


I think the idea of having optimised sites is a good one, but the technology
for making sure people can get to the version they need is in its infancy,
and most will rely on being able to do that from page content - if I land on
the wrong version for me I need a way that I can find and use to get to the
right version for me.



On Thu, 14 Mar 2002, Lisa Seeman wrote:

  I agree, but please note, I can not think of a single example were your web
  page could not have someone with a cognitive disabilities.

  Take a home page for your immediate family. Can you stop your father from
  aging? Will he tell you when his memory starts to go? Or will he try to
  cover it up?

  Is any content so complex that you have a grantee that it is not potential
  comprehensible by a sever dyslexic (such as myself)?

  All the best,
  Lisa Seeman

  ----- Original Message -----
  From: <goliver@accease.com>
  To: <jm@bendingline.com>
  Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
  Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 5:15 PM
  Subject: Re: More useful information for 3.3

  > Hi Jo
  > My take on all this is as follows....
  > If your audience includes people with intellectual
  > disabilities, then either
  > a.
  > You create one piece of content which is created to be
  > accessible to everyone.
  > or
  > b.
  > You create 2 pieces of content, one for people who do
  > not have intellectual impairments and one for those
  > that do.
  > Graham
  > AccEase Ltd : Making on-line information accessible
  > Phone : +64 9 846 6995
  > Email : goliver@accease.com

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