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Re: UPDATE suggested alternatives to accessible version

From: Joshue O Connor CFIT <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:39:12 +0000
Message-ID: <4F4206B0.2010509@ncbi.ie>
To: listas@ramoncorominas.com
CC: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>, G F Mueden <gfmueden@verizon.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Ramón Corominas wrote:
> Hi all,
> And why not simply "Other versions" or something similar?

What is very interesting (apart from this thread become a masala of 
issues) is that each 'group' is picking a term that represents their 
interest. So terms like 'elderly friendly' are good for the elderly, 
'high contrast' is good for people with low vision. People with 
cognitive or sensory impairments may not even consider themselves to 
have an impairment, or be aware of it so what is a suitable term their? 
The WHO/ICF may come up with terms, the medical profession has terms but 
they don't often translate well. Then we have the social mores and 
issues such as political correctness to deal with.

While I agree that most people don't know what the term 'accessible' is 
or means or relates to unless you to some degree aware of disability (it 
may be the best of a bad bunch - at least currently),  I still want to 
reiterate my earlier point. We as a community should forget about coming 
up with another 'term' even if it hits 80% of use cases and concentrate 
on helping developers/designers build stuff that just works.



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