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RE: Who needs what Re: A Call to Reorganize WCAG 2.0

From: Mark Gristock <mark.gristock@jkd.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2004 14:54:36 +0100
Message-ID: <48A3E2DA887CFF4EAE67985E90DAAEC85A87C8@exchangesvr-001.jkd.co.uk>
To: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>


>A web page must first be accessible in order to be usable, not the other
way around. If a page is usable, but the user can't get to it, they
don't even have a chance to use it. Usability is dependent upon
accessibility.

But if WCAG is being looked for by governments as a way of measuring accessibility, it is the user experience they must measure - not the level of access. If a simple task can only be completed with great difficulty using an AT, then while this is strictly 'accessible' it remains discriminatory. Which brings us back to usability and accessibility.

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