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RE: Re: [html4all] HTML5 Alternative Text, and Authoring Tools

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Wed, 14 May 2008 11:51:41 -0700
Message-ID: <1fc75fd1698c42cb838ccd8fe01dc3fe.love26@gorge.net>
To: mattmay@adobe.com, hsivonen@iki.fi
CC: public-html@w3.org, wai-xtech@w3.org

On 5/14/08 7:22 AM, "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen@iki.fi> wrote:

> ...while I do believe that accessibility advocates are good at
> identifying accessibility problems, I frankly don't really trust the
> ability of accessibility advocates to formulate *syntactic*
> requirements...

A partial list of "accessibility advocates" who are at least as good as anyone in these threads at 
formulating 'syntactic requirements':

Sir Tim Berners-Lee
Al Gilman
Matt May
Wendy Chisholm
Andi Snow-Weaver
+ too many to list!

The notion that there's some brainwashed cabal of "accessibility advocates" who are living in a 
dream world wherein a dominant goal (achieving seamless accessibility) is a map without any 
territory.

We are all "special" and far from being intransigent. I daresay that those in the above list are 
fully as qualified as is Bro. Sivonen to attend to matters of syntax? The quite obvious 
unfamiliarity sometimes shown when "on-the-ground" aspects of, e.g. screen readers, gives rise to an 
old Southern admonition "don't try to teach your grandma how to eat raw eggs."

Love.
Received on Wednesday, 14 May 2008 18:52:22 GMT

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