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[media] Summary of edits and copyedits to Section 1 of media accessibility user requirements

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 01:57:08 -0400
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
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Summary of edits and copyedits to Section 1 of Media Accessibility 
User Requirements Wiki

Per discussion Wednesday and in previous meetings I went into Section 
1, which provides general background on a variety of disabilities, to 
edit some specific items such as the description of learning 
disabilities; to add an editorial note that this would be further 
aligned with the "how people with disabilities use the web" draft 
once completed;  and to do a quick copy-editing pass. In the process 
I provided clarifications on a few other sub-sections, to better 
align them with existing guidance. I have summarized these changes 
below. Additional details are available through the editing history. 
Please let me know any questions or comments. This section should be 
revisited again after "How People with Disabilities Use the Web" is 
completed, which is projected before the end of September, but as it 
does not directly affect the user requirements or technical 
requirements listed in Section 2 and Section 3 of this document, 
those sections have appropriately been our priority while we've 
worked on this document. The summary of edits follows:

1. Simplified intro paragraph on accessible media requirements by 
type of disability, by removing references to which disaibilities 
were principally affected & which less so, as this can be a matter of 
2. Added editorial note to intro paragraph, noting plans for 
revisiting the document to re-align this section with "How People 
with Disabilities Use the Web" which should be completed next month 
(though we will want to maintain the specific focus on media 
accessibility that is present in this document)
3. In the paragraph on deafness, reversed "sign language" and 
"captions" in this context, since following "typically"
4. Edited the description of deaf-blindness, to present it as 
multiple potential combinations of conditions with different 
accommodation needs rather than a monolithic condition needing a 
single accommodation type, and to add "refreshable" in front of braille display
5. Expanded the examples under dexterity/mobility impairment, which 
perhaps should be physical disability, to note a range of issues such 
as dexterity, loss of limb, loss of use of limbs, etc.
6. Re-organized multiple issues into a combined category of cognitive 
and neurological disabilities, with multiple examples across this 
range, and with autism spectrum disorders nested under that and 
described as a more detailed example; disambiguated "learning disabilities."
7. General copy-editing.

Details are available through the change history. Please let me know 
if comments or questions. If a significant concern on any area, the 
roll-back or undo features are available.

- Judy

Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G526
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA 
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