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Re: New: Perspectives on Accessibility

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 11:55:06 -0500
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFDE76118E.D650A528-ON86257654.005C39EC-86257654.005CF010@us.ibm.com>
I like the discussion, we just need more pictures to explain it and not so 
much text. 

I was reviewing the site with a large retailer's Web development team and 
they immediately commented about how much TEXT was on the pages and they 
couldn't just get the jist by seeing the high-level picture first.  They 
told me its kind of like shopping - you want to know if you are looking 
for shoes or furniture - then drill down to the size and dimensions. Maybe 
we could learn from retailers on how they "sell their stuff" -  which is 
one aspect of the business we are in - selling accessibility - so to 

Phill Jenkins, 

Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org> 
Sent by: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
10/14/2009 03:30 PM

WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

New: Perspectives on Accessibility

Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

Along with the redesigned W3C website, we have a new Accessibility page 
that introduces the what, why, where, and how of web accessibility. Read 
what it says about how the impact of disabilities can be radically changed 
for people using the Web when websites, web technologies, and web tools 
are properly designed. See:
    Accessibility - W3C

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid 
cross-postings where possible.


~Shawn Lawton Henry
WAI Outreach Coordinator, Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) 

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
Received on Monday, 19 October 2009 16:55:43 UTC

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