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Re: Accessibility Strategy statement

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 03:40:09 -0400
Message-ID: <39E2C7D9.7CDAF623@w3.org>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
CC: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org, ehansen@ets.org
Jon Gunderson wrote:
> 
> Eric Hansen wrote:
> "Accessibility Strategy"
> 
> "A user agent that conforms to these guidelines will be tend to be (a)
> directly accessible through _built-in accessibility features_ and (b)
> indirectly accessible through _compatibility with other software_
> (especially assistive technologies) that can provide other important
> accessibility features that are beyond the scope of this document."
> 
> Jon Gunderson thinks the following would be clearer:
> "Accessibility Strategy"
> 
> "A user agent that conforms to these guidelines will be tend to be directly
> accessible through the input and output devices supported by the user agent
> and indirectly more accessible through compatibility with other software
> (especially assistive technologies) that can provide support for other
> input and output devices that are not directly supported by the user agent. "

I prefer a slightly more general formulation since there are other 
differences than input/output device. For example, we talk about table
navigation techniques being in the realm of the AT. That's just one
example.

 _ Ian



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