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Re: The two models of accessibility

From: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 19:37:27 -0800
Message-Id: <200304040337.h343bRYu006771@bolt.sonic.net>
To: Larry.G.Hull@nasa.gov, phoenixl@sonic.net
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hi, Larry

The reason I brought up the issue of paraplegics and stairs is that
while paraplegics can get up stairs with a great deal of effort, the
stairs are not considered accessible.  Similarly, while visually impaired
users can use web pages, it is often with great effort.  I believe that
amount of effort needed to overcome some obstacle should be considered
as a factor in assessing accessibility.

Another point to be considered is that if information is presented in a format
which can lead the visually impaired user to inaccrurately receive the
information, then that is also a barrier.


> Scott,
> I must not have been clear but I don't really see how I could have 
> worded it better.
> I am NOT saying steps are accessible to paraplegics.
> My point is that removing barriers is what "compatable" means, at 
> least to me, in Section 508 which you quoted then questioned in your 
> original message.
Received on Thursday, 3 April 2003 22:37:31 UTC

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