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Re: Green Paper on Web Accessibility

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 15:56:31 -0500 (EST)
To: sduchate@snv.jussieu.fr
cc: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9812231244560.31760-100000@tux.w3.org>
English follows:
En francais:
Vos pages sont excellentes. Mais je voudrais corriger une petite chose.
C'est vrai que beaucoup d'editeurs automatique ne peuvent pas utilisee
pour produire les pages accessible, mais ce n'est pas vrai de tous les
programmes. Il y a des programs qui montrer l'HTML, et aussi des programs
qui etait cree avec l'accessibilite etant important.

Aussi, W3C a une activite - WAI Authoring Tools Working Group, http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU
 - qui s'adresse a cette probleme. J'espere et je crois qu'il sera facile,
avant l'annee 2000, pour quelqu'un qui ne sait pas de tout HTML a utiliser
un de ces programmes pour faire quelque chose completement accessible.
Bien sur, c'est deja possible, mais c'est tres loin d'universal

(Je suis Australien. Donc je regrette, mais ma francais n'est pas la

Your pages are excellent. But i would like to make a small correction. It
is true that many HTML authoring programs cannot be used to produce
accessible pages, but it is not true of all such programs. There are some
which show the HTML code itself, and there are some which have been
designed with accessibility as an important goal.

Also, the W3C has an activity - the WAI Authoring Tools Working Group,
http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU - which is working on these problems. I hope and
believe that it will be easy, before the year 2000, for somebody who does
not know HTML to use such a program and produce things which are
accessible. It is already possible, but it is a long way from universal.


--Charles McCathieNevile -  mailto:charles@w3.org
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On Wed, 23 Dec 1998, Emmanuel SCHWARZ wrote:

  We are very pleased to inform you that a Green Paper on Web Accessibility
  for Blind and Partially Sighted People prepared by the INSERM, Université
  Paris VI and the BrailleNet Association in cooperation with the WAI
  Consortium has been released. It is available in English and in French at :
  Please send all comments to Sylvie Duchateau (sduchate@snv.jussieu.fr).
  Best regards,
  Emmanuel SCHWARZ
   Emmanuel SCHWARZ - INSERM U483
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