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Re: How competent must people be to use the Web?

From: David Woolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 21:25:22 +0000
Message-ID: <4AF09FC2.7070908@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Michael S Elledge wrote:

> representative set of skill levels. In most cases that will include 
> novices as well as more expert users of adaptive technology. We collect 

I don't think he was particularly talking about adaptive technology 
users.  I think he was talking about people who don't belong to the 
computer using generation, and maybe also young people with cognitive 

As well as physical disabilities age, in particular, brings a difficulty 
in learning new technology, a fear of breaking things, and a lack of 
prior experience of that technology.

> Perhaps I've missed your point, but I think the key is not to determine 
> which level of competence is necessary for people to use websites built 
> to WCAG 2.0 guidelines, but to identify which implementations of those 
> guidelines work best for persons with disabilities.

I'd agree that, for web sites designed for accessibility, the need for 
education is a negative quality indicator.

David Woolley
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