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Re: making an online course accessible

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 12:54:51 -0800
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.20000225124933.00ad34d0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: Lynn Alford <Lynn.Alford@jcu.edu.au>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
At 07:53 AM 2/23/2000 , Lynn Alford wrote:
>We are trying at James Cook University to develop a very accessible web
>site.  The target clients are those who may have cognitive problems after
>an accident. 

I haven't looked at your pages -- and in truth, I don't feel
qualified to comment on accessibility for cognitive disabilities
(yet) because the field is (currently) rather unexplored -- but
I would like to thank you for the way you phrased your question.

We use "accessible" and "inaccessible" as shorthand all the time,
but in truth, accessibility as a concept depends on having a
_subject_ (or is it an object?) of the sort "accessible _to_ ***."
Our goal is to make the content accessible _to_ everyone from an
idealistic standpoint; accessible _to_ "as many people as we
possibly can, given our own limitations" from a practical standpoint.

It's very good that you've identified who your audience is, because
that helps us to better gauge the effects of your design practices
upon your target audience.


-- 
Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
Received on Friday, 25 February 2000 16:00:05 GMT

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