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Re[4]: Ability taxonomy bh

From: Kate Seelman <Kate_Seelman@ed.gov>
Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 13:21:28 -0400
Message-ID: <38dbb7e0@ed.gov>
To: jongund@staff.uiuc.edu
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
     The U.S. Access Board has recently developed guidelines for 
     implementation of Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act.  The U.S. 
     Department of Ed has just developed software guidelines for those 
     interested in contracting with the Department.  In the near future, 
     the Department will complete a draft of guidelines for Section 508 of 
     the Rehabilitation Act which requires electronic accessibility in the 
     Federal workplace. 
     
If you want copies of these documents, I will be glad to get them to you.

Kate Seelman
Director
NIDRR

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Subject: Re: Re[2]: Ability taxonomy bh 
Author:  w3c-wai-ig@w3.org at Internet
Date:    5/29/97 10:35 AM


     
> For many of the problems associated with WWW access many of the problems 
> can be solved and probably can only solved on the browser side. 
     
I guess we're boiling down to saying that Source and User-agent side 
are equally important. We plan to adress both in the WAI.
     
My personal take on that is that Source is the *enabling*
part while the user-agent work is the *delivering* part. Whatever that 
means :-)
     
> I think a
> key area for the W3C is to develop browser guidelines and
> demonstrate/verify what types of browser based solutions work for people 
> with disabilities.  
     
It's on our agenda for the Boston meeting (Tuesday August 5th) which 
is going to be focused on guidelines (all kind).
     
> For information on some of the features of a browser based on UD principles 
> see the page at: 
> http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund/access-browsers.html
     
Thanks for the pointer, I'll attach them to the agenda.
(I already knew your work Jon, and I hope you are going to be able to 
participate in the WAI).
     
> Does the W3C have influence with major browser developers like Netscape or 
> Microsoft over user interface design issues?
     
We hope to think so!
They are both members. 
     
     
Received on Thursday, 29 May 1997 13:25:42 GMT

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