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RE: Web Accessibility is....Follow Up >>

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 01:36:33 -0500
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To: "R. Miguel Bermeo" <miguel.bermeo@advansia.com>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

interesting blend. long though, and i think it repeats itself in places. i 
think we need to pick one clear slide that covers the core concepts and 
then invites them into the rest of the presentation to learn more.

- judy

At 10:12 AM 1/30/2003 -0500, R. Miguel Bermeo wrote:

>My feedback regarding Henk's statement is that the idea of making the 
>definition inclusive is a powerful one.  I especially like the idea that 
>is presented with the statement, "The power of the Web is in its 
>universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential 
>aspect."
>
>What are the thoughts in including -- perhaps even leading with the 
>inclusive statement and then transition to the requirements to meet the 
>mission.  Or, stated differently, if the web is universal and everyone 
>should have access, here are the things that are required...we then follow 
>up with the detailed list:
>
>So the basic structure would look something like (please note, the example 
>below is more about "structure" than integrated content. This takes Henk's 
>description and combines it with Blossom's in order to demonstrate the 
>structure..):
>
>___________________________________________________________
>"The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone 
>regardless of disability is an essential aspect."
>
>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.
>
>An accessible Web can be used by people with disabilities. Web accessibility
>includes:
>
>-- Creating content that can be perceived, operated, navigated, and
>understood by people with disabilities.
>
>-- Making browsers, multimedia players, and other software used to access
>Web sites more usable by people with disabilities.
>
>-- Developing software for producing Web sites that can be used by people
>with disabilities and that support the creation of accessible Web sites.
>
>Web accessibility also:
>-- Benefits other users of the Web.
>-- Is a requirement for some Web sites and Web applications in certain
>countries.
>
>_________________________________________
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Henk Snetselaar 
>[<mailto:H.Snetselaar@bartimeus.nl>mailto:H.Snetselaar@bartimeus.nl]
>Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2003 3:05 AM
>To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
>Subject: Web Accessibility is....
>
>
>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
>
>Regards,
>
>Henk
>
>
>
>
>++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>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
>++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

-- 
Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 200 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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