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Re: Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 - Deaf/Hard of Hearing Consumers

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Aug 2002 15:19:10 -0400 (EDT)
To: "by way of Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>" <mooredlm@att.net>
cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0208261516400.1186-100000@tux.w3.org>

This fits clearly into the space of realising that the Web isn't entirely a
closed system - it is also part of the real world. There are times when
moving outside the Web is desirable (certain transactions for example often
require some kind of ink-on-paper signature), and it is important to be aware
that doing this doesn't magically end the requirement for accessibility - a
system that relies on something non-web-based but includes the Web isn't
going to be accessible if only the Web part is accessible.

I suspect that this is something more related to general reminders than
checkpoints, but it is worth keeping in mind.



On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, by way of Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org> wrote:

>W3C-WAI / Others,
>I came across the W3C web site today and learned that
>the Draft Web Content Accessibility Content Guidelines
>2.0 was recently released: Due to the fact that I had
>submitted a suggestion last fall - upon reviewing the
>guidelines, I don't believe I saw any suggestions or
>recommendations that allow consumers to specify their
>preferred method of communication.
>If it's in there under Guideline # 5, it does not seem
>to provide enough specifics or clear as to the need for
>consumers to use ttys and relay services, etc. Perhaps
>you might include example(s) and/or refer to Web Form
>Techniques or something like that.
>This goes back to the recommendation I had submitted
>last fall, which I still believe is important -
>especially for companies that interact and do business
>with consumers. I'm not saying it should be required or
>strictly enforced, but should be "recommended" and be
>pointed out.  Businesses themselves can benefit from
>this recommendation.
>This suggestion was also included in the recent book
>published by Jim Thatcher / Glasshaus in "Constructing
>Accessible Web Sites".
>Again, the suggestion can be viewed at - which has been
>updated from time to time.
>Please review and I look forward to discussing this
>matter further, don't hesitate to contact me if you have
>any questions.
>Also, take notice that my email address has changed.
>Again, Thank you for your time and attention to this
>Donald L. Moore

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