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Re: "maybe even in the fact that you use words as all," (sic)

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 19:50:04 +0100
Cc: "www-style@w3.org" <www-style@w3.org>, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3EC32679-B595-40DA-B123-3A33DD4D30F0@btinternet.com>
To: Bert Bos <bert@w3.org>
Bert,

As you will be aware:

 >>	Web for Everyone

 >>	The social value of the Web is that it enables human  
communication, commerce, and opportunities to share knowledge. One of  
W3C's primary goals is to make these benefits >>	available to all  
people, whatever their hardware, software, network infrastructure,  
native language, culture, geographical location, or physical or mental  
ability.

communication is a two way process that involves end-users not just as  
recipients but as originators.

Where is the evidence that W3C is fulfilling its mission?

 >>	W3C's mission is to lead the Web to its full potential, which it  
does by developing technologies (specifications, guidelines, software,  
and tools) that will create a forum for information, commerce,  
inspiration, independent thought, and collective understanding.

most particularly when such a significant part of the population is  
excluded from the process.

unfortunately the failure to engage ordinary as well as illiterate  
people in the W3C process has allowed developers to produce  
specifications which suit themselves but not end-users.

regards


Jonathan Chetwynd

j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
http://www.openicon.org/

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