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Re: Practical reality

From: zara <catherine.roy@w3qc.org>
Date: Sun, 6 Nov 2005 09:43:57 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <2461.207.253.109.195.1131299037.squirrel@www.webmail.w3qc.org>
To: "Gez Lemon" <gez.lemon@gmail.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org


Gez Lemon:


> The levels are supposed to indicate the severity of the accessibility
> barrier; if content is inaccessible to people with audio impairments,
> then it belongs at L1. WAI's main objective is to provide guidelines
> that help people with disabilities have equal access to content.

Indeed, I do not believe that this document’s role is to compromise on the
needs of users, and especially not because of how difficult things are to
do.  This document’s role is to provide guidance on what is necessary for
users to have access to Web content.  If, for example, captions are
necessary for persons with auditive impairments to have access to certain
types of content (and I believe they are), then they certainly belong at
level 1.  I understand that some of these requirements may be harder or
more costly than others to implement.  But we can expect that others will
do the compromising for us.  Let’s not make it too easy for them to do so.


Catherine


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Catherine Roy, consultante

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