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RE: Re[2]: Ability taxonomy bh

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <po@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 28 May 1997 18:29:50 -0500
Message-ID: <01BC6B95.26961380@po@trace.wisc.edu>
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "w3c-wai-wg@w3.org" <w3c-wai-wg@w3.org>
Jim wrote
   I don't think you should assume that people interested in vision
     impairments are only interested in the source problems.

[GV }

absolutely.   People with all disabilities have access issues at the 
browser / viewer end.

Couple of additional thoughts.

- Source documents used to only be a problem for people with sensory and 
cognitive disabilities.

- Now that we are including user interface issues in source materials (e.g. 
Java applets et al) we are making source materials a problem for people 
with all disabilities.

- Moreover, solutions in the browser (e.g. if we have an accessible 
browser) are not enough if the source materials (including the applets) are 
not accessible as well.

- This is just more evidence for not treating them as separate entities in 
discussion accessibility.


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Gregg C Vanderheiden
Received on Wednesday, 28 May 1997 19:30:57 UTC

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