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RE: Edit in Scope section

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 18:16:05 -0600
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
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I think the objective was to say that the guidelines are meant to apply to
people with all different types of disabilities.    This is in contrast to
guidelines that apply to some (different disabilities) but omit others.


  'different types of disabilities"  could mean just   vision, hearing, and
physical.    The ALL was meant to make the goal to include all. 


(or at least all that can be addressed by web content design.  Lower back
pain and chemical sensitivity being two that are not in this category).  


What we had was clearly bad English.     But how to do we do it well to
cover all.  



Full range is the best I've seen of the suggestions.  Implies not only types
but degrees.   





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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 

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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Doyle Burnett
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2003 2:53 PM
To: Sailesh Panchang; W3C Web Content
Subject: Re: Edit in Scope section


I would agree with Sailesh - full range is a confusing phrase as it could be
implied that a person or persons have the full range of a GIVEN disability.
I feel, "usable by people having different kinds of disabilities" is the
best way to present what I am guessing we're trying to say.

Doyle Burnett

Doyle Burnett
Education and Training Specialist
Multiple Disabilities Program
Special Education Service Agency

On 11/5/03 11:24 AM, "Sailesh Panchang" <sailesh.panchang@deque.com> wrote:

Refer to WCAG 2.0 Scope. A statement reads:
"...and usable by people with a full range of disabilities. "

Probably  what is meant is  "usable by people  having different kinds of
Does "people with full range"  imply   only those those individuals each of
whom have  all disabilities  imaginable? Probably not.
Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer 
Deque Systems,11180  Sunrise Valley Drive, 
4th Floor, Reston VA 20191
Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105 
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Fax: 703-225-0387
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