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Re: Define Accessibility!

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 10:19:11 -0400
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At 12:00 PM 6/11/1999 -0700, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>At 11:59 AM 6/11/1999 , Anne Pemberton wrote:
>>"1. Easy to approach, reach, enter, speak with, or use. 2. able to be used,
>>entered, or reached. 3. obtainable, attainable (accessible evidence). 4.
>>Readily understandable. 5. open to the influence of (accessible to
>>Definition #4 is relevent to this discussion, and, at least in this
>>dictionary, the meaning of accessibility clearly includes understanding. 
>Finally in the fourth definition, you hit yours; then you come to
>one that says web content must be bribable?  If you want to play this
>dictionary game, we can, but are you really calling for web sites to
>be open to corruption?

Sorry you don't like the book's example. It could read "accessible to
love", or "accessible to knowledge", for example, as well as "accessible to
bribary". The point is that "readily understandable" is part of the
definition of "accessibility". 

Dictionaries are not a "game", they are at the root of understanding the
terms we are using to define which people go to the web ghetto. 



Anne L. Pemberton
Enabling Support Foundation
Received on Saturday, 12 June 1999 10:37:58 UTC

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