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RE: Focus

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 11:44:58 -0400 (EDT)
To: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0406091140580.19294@smart.net>

On Wed, 9 Jun 2004, Patrick Lauke wrote:

>
> >One of the themes of accessibility is making document device
> > independent[4].  I've seen texts put it like the mobile device is a
> > disabled view of the web. Which is a little sad.
>
> I've used this example myself, but mainly to sell accessibility
> to clients, to make them understand that the concept of accessibility
> is not just about "the blind guy in the corner". It's a very imperfect
> simplification, admittedly, of a concept which deserves to be discussed
> in its own right, of course.

right I have yet to see a deffinition of accessibility (especially
concerns the web) that I feel comfortable enough to hang my hat on.

text is so much more than folks who are visually impaired, and simplified
graphics is so much more than developmental disabilities.

example that I rarely hear used, people with ADHD (and it's variants) are
sometimes very distracted by graphics and popups and all the stuff on a
page that they can only effectively use the web in text mode.

and there are so many of these variants that finding something that works
for even the majority of people is pretty hard but we do need to at least
address the issues, and define the problem if at all possible.


Bob


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