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RE: Accessibility definition, was focus

From: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 10:02:58 -0400 (EDT)
To: David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0406101001080.27747@smart.net>

On Thu, 10 Jun 2004 David.Pawson@rnib.org.uk wrote:

>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: Access Systems
>
>     how do you define "Special needs" (I HATE THAT TERM)
>
> I didn't define it, I found it in the SVG diagram.

right,, it was a retorical question.
>
>
>     > Device independence in general may aid accessibility,
>     does it help
>     > define it?
>
>     part of the code.  the accessibility must be cross platform
>     and software independent
>
> In which case I'd say that was a part of the scope of the definitions.
> Which *code* are you referring to btw?

section 508 of the Rehab Act (USA law)

>     I think segmenting the groups would just pit one against
>     the other and software/programmers might just cherry pick
>     those it is convienent for them to accomodate and ignore
>     the rest, and have an "out"
>
> At least it might be a positive decision? My guess is that today
> thats a position taken due in large part through lack of understanding?

not sure if I understand what your getting at here??


Bob

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