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Re: W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Statement on Web Access Report from UK Disability Rights Commission

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2004 13:44:53 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <1344.68.232.129.117.1081964693.squirrel@www.stevendale.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Is this not a failure of EO WG?

The response from Judy was a defensive one.  Maybe if EO WG had written
the response, and in a way that would be a bit more educational of the
WAI's complete set of reccomendations, it would be seen as less of a
political nature and more of a clarification of WAI's work on
accessibility.

-Steve

>
>>     From: Judy Brewer <[14]jbrewer@w3.org>
>
>> We were concerned that an impression was building -- unsupported by
>> data -- that the WAI Guidelines did not address the majority of the
>> problems experienced by people with disabilities on Web sites.
>
Joe Clark said:
> It is unsupported by data to state that "the WAI guidelines" don't
> address  those problems. It is entirely accurate to state that the Web
> Content  Accessibility Guidelines, the *only* "WAI guidelines"
> considered by the  DRC, do not address them.
>
> The DRC did not claim to evaluate anything other than WCAG.
>
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