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Re: Testing web page accessibility by phone

From: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Wed, 29 May 2002 17:19:19 -0700
Message-Id: <200205300019.g4U0JJUX022513@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: phoenixl@sonic.net, poehlman1@comcast.net, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org


I'm not sure what else to say.  Different blind people have different
views as to whether time is an issue for accessibility.  For example,
if a blind student can use a chat room where tutoring is conducted, but
can't keep up with the discussion and accessing reference materials
being displayed simultaneously, is the chat room accessible?


> thinking and knowing are two different things.  I've been working in the
> accessibility field for more years than I can count and time does not
> fit into the accessibility equasion unless time is an inhibitting factor
> to access.  Look at all the access standards out there and you will not
> see a mention of time as we are discussing it here.  Time is independant
> of accessibility and in much it is subjective.  As a blind person I may
> be able to access something doubly faster than another blind person.
> What does that make me?  It makes me better at using the tools or
> perhaps I have better tools that some other blind person but it does not
> make the information or content or software more or less "accessible".
> End of factual statement.
Received on Wednesday, 29 May 2002 20:19:56 UTC

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