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RE: bcase-social factors for 23 January 2004 teleconference

From: <Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au>
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 15:52:08 +1100
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
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Some additional points that we include in our "selling" of accessibility in
Australia (with comment from Shawn [SLH] and sometimes an additional
comment from me [AA])

Andrew
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Dr Andrew Arch
Manager Online Accessibility Consulting
National Information & Library Service, Australia
Ph 613 9864 9222; Fax 613 9864 9210; Mobile 0438 755 565
http://www.nils.org.au/ | http://www.it-test.com.au/ |
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Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, The Royal Blind Society of NSW,
and Vision Australia Foundation.

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                      "Shawn Lawton                                                                                         
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Hi, Andrew,

Below are very quick replies. Do you want to send to the EOWG list any
that you think we should discuss for Social Factors. And send to
eo-editors those for the Technical & Financial Factors.

cheers,

~ shawn



> From: Andrew.Arch@nils.org.au [mailto:Andrew.Arch@nils.org.au]
> Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 9:45 AM
> To: shawn@w3.org
> Cc: Judy Brewer
> Subject: Re: bcase-social factors for 23 January 2004 teleconference
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> Hi Shawn,
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> The following is based on the list (slide) we talk to when
> talking about who benefits from accessible design:
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> # New users / Casual users (don't understand things like
> new/multiple windows and non-underlined [unclear] links)

SLH: a bit of a stretch; however, does fall under digital divide... perhaps
should discuss briefly with EOWG

AA: not so much the digital divide, but rather these folk benefit from all
the good usability stuff that comprises a significant part of WCAG
(including things like 'clear links')

> # People with 'non-standard' equipment (eg PDAs, WAP, Macs)

SLH: not a really a social issue, I think, should be covered in technical
factors and referred to from financial factors

> # People in restricted access environments (often corporate
> situations with locked-down desktops)

SLH: not a social issue. could be covered in technical or financial

> # People with temporary impairments (eg from accidents, disease)

SLH: not really a social group per se, how about covering in financial
factors

AA: but don't these folk fall into the same category as many elderly? Many
of theme are actually disabled for a period of time (although they will
recover). E.g. broken arms/legs, temporary sight impairment or blindness,
stroke, etc. in Australia this has been estimated as a signiicant, if
changing, group in the population and as high as 15% of the population
according to some estimates.

> # People who are coping with environmental distractions (eg
> noise/light)

SLH: not really a social group per se, perhaps worth mentioning in
financial
factors under increased use

> You may want to consider expanding the current "groups" list
> or the Scope list. I would especially like to see 'people
> with temporary impairments' included - estimates in Australia
> indicate that this group may be at least 10% of population at
> any one point in time.

SLH: not really a social group per se, how about covering in financial
factors. could add one sentence that other situations/groups are
addressed in financial & technical factors

AA: if we move issues/groups to these sectiuon, then fine

>
> Andrew
> _________________________________
> Dr Andrew Arch
> Manager Online Accessibility Consulting
> National Information & Library Service, Australia
> Ph 613 9864 9222; Fax 613 9864 9210; Mobile 0438 755 565
> http://www.nils.org.au/ | http://www.it-test.com.au/ |
> http://www.ozewai.org/
>
> Member, Education & Outreach Working Group,
> W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/
>
> NILS - A Joint Venture between the
> Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind, The Royal Blind
> Society of NSW, and Vision Australia Foundation.
>
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>                       "Shawn Lawton
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>                       Henry"                   To:
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> > An agenda for our 23 January 2004 teleconference follows.
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> > 3. Presenting the Case for Web Accessibility: Social Factors
> >            - see review notes in separate e-mail
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> NOTE: The only section that has significant changes since the
> last review is the "Web Accessibility Benefits More Than
> People with Disabilities" section at:
>              http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/soc.html#groups
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> lastest draft: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/soc.html
> - previous version: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/soc-old.html
> - version before last major rewrite (from March 2003):
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> http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcas> e/soc-old.html
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> changelog
> showing which changes are still
> pending from last discussion:
> - http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/changelog.html#changes
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