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RE: Proposed change to priority wording

From: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 15:43:11 -0400
To: "Ian Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OCEDIDJABCKNMLGMBFLGCEEMCCAA.danson@miseri.edu>
Ian,

I don't think we want to remove the option of making functionality available
through add-on assistive technology in a browser.  Some special features,
like speech output, Braille output, or speech recognition are better
provided through external programming, since the need for them is relatively
small compared with the overall marketplace.  Besides, input adaptations and
output adaptations should be consistent across applications, so are better
provided with external tools rather that having to change strategies with
each program.

Denis Anson, MS, OTR
Assistant Professor
College Misericordia
301 Lake St.
Dallas, PA 18612

Member since 1989:
RESNA: An International Association of Assistive Techology Professionals
Website: http://www.resna.org
RESNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE -- "RESNA 2000"
ORLANDO, FL, JUNE 28 -- July 2, 2000

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ua-request@w3.org]On Behalf
Of Ian Jacobs
Sent: Monday, October 04, 1999 12:11 PM
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Subject: Proposed change to priority wording

Hello,

I'm reading the User Agent Guidelines (a rare treat!). The
priority statements are not correct with respect to
the recent change in conformance. The current wording
(e.g., for Priority 1):

<BLOCKQUOTE>
This checkpoint must be implemented by user agents
as a native feature or through compatibility with
assistive technology, otherwise one or more groups
of users with disabilities will find it impossible
to access information. Satisfying this checkpoint is
a basic requirement for some individuals to be
able to use the Web.
</BLOCKQUOTE>

I propose the following change:

<BLOCKQUOTE>
This checkpoint must be satisfied by user agents as a native feature,
otherwise one or more groups of users with disabilities will
find it impossible to access information. Satisfying
this checkpoint is a basic requirement for
some individuals to be able to use the Web.
</BLOCKQUOTE>

 - Ian

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