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Re: Web Accessibility is....

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 20:09:03 +0000
Cc: "Henk Snetselaar" <H.Snetselaar@bartimeus.nl>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Message-Id: <026CE28E-3621-11D7-B559-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

Query: 'regardless of' ,

we are resolving plenty of problems relating to the issues:

disabilities and assistive technologies
  and the configuration of the OS the UA is running in,

Placing them outside the remit of WAI is unhelpful, as in the UK at 
least dissemination of this information is at best slight.

WAI could be a more useful place to exchange information on these 
topics.
though probably regardless of is a slight exaggeration

Jonathan



On Friday, January 31, 2003, at 06:31 AM, Judy Brewer wrote:

>
> Henk
>
> At 09:05 AM 1/30/2003 +0100, Henk Snetselaar wrote:
>
>> Hi all,
>>
>> I will make a try too...
>>
>> ++++++++
>> Web accessibility means that everyone can use the functions of a web 
>> site;
>
> i'm still afraid that "the functions of a web site" sounds pretty 
> jargony
>
>> * 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.
>
> i like this last sentence
>
>
>> +++++++++
>>
>> In this definition main stream and special use is included (some 
>> people like that a lot).
>
> where? i don't see that in this version
>
>> 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
>
> hmmmm. that's a quote; more leeway to make an emphatic statement. this 
> is a slide presenting web accessibility and wai; more need to be 
> precise. we are trying to describe what web accessibility is; i think 
> we need to go beyond a slogan.
>
> - judy
>
>
>> 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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