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Out of bounds?

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2000 12:32:23 -0700
Message-ID: <39492F47.945CCE3@gorge.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Frequently it is bruted about herein that items relating to overall
usability without regard to disability status is/isn't fair game for our
attentions.

On Webwatch list Patrick Burke addresses this: "So on one level, our
efforts are part of the ever-continuing uphill battle to get designers
to think about what users need & want, rather than what the latest
authoring gadget can do."

After wrestling with this since WAI started, I come down on the side
that if usability/universal design considerations are about things that
make a site impossible/difficult to use *regardless of whether this is
true for everybody or just PWDs* it is a priority1/priority2 issue.

-- 
Love.
            ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
http://dicomp.pair.com
Received on Thursday, 15 June 2000 15:32:44 GMT

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