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Re: Opinions on accessible time formatting

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00:19:56 -0500
Message-ID: <545DA7FC.9000303@earthlink.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
John Foliot composed on 2014-11-07 20:42 (UTC-0800):

> Just a gentle reminder to folks that one of the user-groups we advocate for
> are those with cognitive disabilities. I am quite troubled to hear such
> strident "they must change" language - what if they can't?

Accommodation has a cost that like any cost may not outweigh net benefit. How
did those so challenged gain whatever understanding they got in the first
place? Those who help them at whatever level(s) are doing a disservice to
them if that help or accommodation is perpetuating the confusion that is
multiple and inconsistent date and time formats in a globally connected 21st
century world.
"The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant
words are persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

 Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!

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