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Re: PDF in WCAG 2

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 12:03:53 -0400
Message-ID: <006201c48eaa$f41d4540$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Actually, Accessibility is the removal of barriers and in part, barriers are
financial or infra structureal so The idea of providing a universally or as
nearly universal barrier free solution as possible does fall within the
scope of the group.  one or more groups will find it impossible to...

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joe Clark" <joeclark@joeclark.org>
To: "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 11:48 AM
Subject: RE: PDF in WCAG 2



> As far as I am aware you cannot make a PDF truly accessible for on
> reason alone, whilst you may have created a structurally accessible
> document, it then falls to the assistive technology to read the
> structure.

You might want to reword that. A user-agent problem isn't the content
creator's problem.

> In many cases, users at home do not have the most recent versions of
> assistive technology or the most recent version of adobe due to $$$ and
> resources,

Adobe Reader software is free, so we'll just eliminate that as an issue.

We're not involved in social welfare. We can't solve the problem that some
people can and others cannot afford "the most recent versions of assistive
technology."

The Working Group can't have it both ways: Complain that non-W3C formats
are inaccessible and then, once they're upgraded for accessibility, find
some other reason to dump on them.

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     Joe Clark | joeclark@joeclark.org
     Accessibility <http://joeclark.org/access/>
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Received on Monday, 30 August 2004 16:03:11 UTC

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