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RE: UA documentation

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 15:21:32 -0500
Message-Id: <199806152024.PAA06041@staff1.cso.uiuc.edu>
To: Kathy Hewitt <kathyhe@microsoft.com>, "'Al Gilman'" <asgilman@access.digex.net>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
If you were going to do it for accessibility portions, how much harder is
it to do for the rest of the documentation?

At 01:02 PM 6/15/98 -0700, Kathy Hewitt wrote:
>Then maybe instead of putting the entire online documentation under the
>umbrella of providing it in plain text, it should just be those parts
>relating to accessibility?
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Al Gilman [mailto:asgilman@access.digex.net]
>Sent: Monday, June 15, 1998 12:54 PM
>To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
>Subject: Re: UA documentation
>to follow up on what Kathy Hewitt said:
>> If the online documentation is accessible, then it shouldn't be
>> necessary to have it in plain text.
>There may be a Catch-22 here.  Who is the documentation of the
>Web client for?  Someone who doesn't fully understand how to
>use the Web client.  To be fit for use by the intended audience,
>maybe the Web client documentation should not be hidden behind
>the Web client UI?
>The standards for the user's safety net are appropriately more
>severe [as regards accessibility] than the standards for general
>Web literature.  Just as fire escapes have to be more fireproof.
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street
Champaign, IL 61820

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