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From: Henk Snetselaar <H.Snetselaar@bartimeus.nl>
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 08:15:38 +0100
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forwarded at Andrews request,

Regards, 
HEnk

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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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... and what about telecommunications infrastructure, hardware capability
(new, old, oddball), language difficulties, etc.

Can we just include one line (into Henk's or some-else's version) that also
picks up all these non-PWD issues?

Andrew
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Dr Andrew Arch
Manager Online Accessibility Consulting, Vision Australia Foundation
Ph 613 9864 9222; Fax 613 9864 9210; Mobile 0438 755 565
http://www.visionaustralia.org.au/webaccessibility |
http://www.it-test.com.au/ | http://www.dc-anz.org/

Member, Education & Outreach Working Group,
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/




                                                                                                                               
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Hi all,

I will make a try too...

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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.

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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





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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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