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From: Henk Snetselaar <H.Snetselaar@bartimeus.nl>
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 09:05:00 +0100
Message-Id: <se38ead9.010@bartimeus.nl>
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Hi all,

I will make a try too...

Web accessibility means that everyone can use the functions of a web site; 
* regardless of disability and the use of assitive technology; 
* regardless of the operating system and the user agent (browser, PDA, WAP, TV) that is used.
Web accessibility includes the content of a web site, the authoring tools of web design and the user agents to explore the web.


In this definition main stream and special use is included (some people like that a lot).
I know that some of you do have a problem with the wording *everyone can use...*, but what about the Tim Berners-Lee slogan? (see below)

"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect." Tim Berners-Lee, W3C Director and inventor of the World Wide Web 



H. Snetselaar
Bartimeus Educational Institute for the Blind and Partially Sighted
Utrechtseweg 84, 3702 AD  Zeist, the Netherlands
Tel: +31-(0)30-6982211 or +31(0)30-6982350
Fax: +31-(0)30-6982347
E-mail: H.Snetselaar@bartimeus.nl
Website: www.bartimeus.nl and www.accessibility.nl
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