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RE: Focus

From: Steven Dale <sdale@stevendale.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 14:09:22 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <3323.>
To: <accessys@smart.net>
Cc: <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I believe universal web accessibility should be defined as:

Universal Web Accessibility is where the user, be it a human or a computer
program, can send commands, send information, and retrieve information
regardless of the mode of input or output of the accessing device.

I believe it boils down to allowing universal access via unlimited, yet
defined, modes of access.  I believe things such as bandwith, cost, il8n,
etc are parameters of input/output.


Access Systems said:
> 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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