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RE: UA documentation

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 1998 16:30:36 -0400 (EDT)
To: Kathy Hewitt <kathyhe@microsoft.com>
cc: "'Al Gilman'" <asgilman@access.digex.net>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980615162840.17216D-100000@shell.clark.net>

in the interest of providing the most universal access, the entire
documentation online, manual, and other including the sereal number of the
cd should be available in a conventional electronic form.
 

 On Mon, 15 Jun 1998, 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.
> 
> Al
> 

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