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Re: This week's work

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2006 07:51:54 -0700
Message-ID: <4506C98A.4090907@gorge.net>
To: Wayne Dick <wed@csulb.edu>
CC: public-wai-eo-umtf@w3.org

Wayne Dick wrote:

> Doyle and William  Work on some disability organization personas

Gideon McMasters is the leading spokesman for an organization of blind 
computer users. He designs/hosts Web sites and participates in several 
online fora.

He seeks better means of getting WCAG implemented throughout the Web and 
is in constant correspondence with organizations who fail to comply with 
the W3C recommendations.

His natural tendency is to use the carrot instead of the stick but he 
needs to stay abreast of regulatory progress so that when necessary he 
can play his "It's the law!" card.


Janet Mortimer directs a national effort to make all new construction 
"visitable" by people in wheel chairs and almost incidentally must use 
the Web as her main medium of disseminating information.

She is more activist than mere advocate so she stops buses without lifts 
from proceeding and generally tends to take prominent actions in her cause.

Her goal is to use the Web as a means of reaching out for allies in her 
decades-long struggle but she finds that many of the tools suitable for 
that purpose present functional barriers for her Disability Rights 
Movement colleagues. Solidarity with those who cannot use the Web as 
easily as she does dictates that she be pro-active in demanding ATAG 
support from the vendors of authoring tools.

She needs help in hastening tool compliance.


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