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From: Roberto Castaldo <r.castaldo@iol.it>
Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 23:58:12 +0100
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Hi everybody,

As I already said some week ago, web accessibility is not only related to
people with disabilities. At least, not only!

Web accessibility should be referred to each web user; each web user ahould
be able to use a web site, to find an information, to surf the web; every
one, including people with disabilities!

When I'm at home, I'm used to navigate using an ADSL connection, but when I
travel, I often have to connect with the analogical modem in my notebook...
So I have many problems I do not have with fast connections. And this
happens to everyone who has an old computer, or an old modem, or an old
line. That's a good example about everybody's disabilities, on technological
disabilities... And this example can fit to each of us, to each web surfer,
regardless of his eventual disability.

In my opinion, all WCAG guidelines are designed to prevent frustration in
all of us, as all of us can have some kind of disabilities (phisical,
cognitive, technological, social, and so on) and such disabilities can came
and go in a minute, in a day, in a life... The web is for everyone, and so
WCAG are.

My best regards,

Roberto Castaldo
www.Webaccessibile.Org coordinator
IWA/HWG Member
Cell 348 3700161
Icq 178709294


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di Alistair Garrison
Inviato: domenica 14 dicembre 2003 18.55
Oggetto: Web Accessibility Definition...

Dear All, 
Did we agree a definition for Web Accessibility...
If we didn't the definition I am going to start to use is... 
"Web Accessibility is the process of making Web content in a way that can be
used, without issue or consequence, by people with disabilities."

This follows on from the definition of 'accessible' found in Glossary B of
WCAG 1.0 (i.e. 'Content is accessible when it may be used by someone with a
disability'), and the fact that several checkpoints in the Guidelines are
designed to prevent , or in severe circumstances harm (i.e. flashing
content).Web content causing people with certain disabilities frustration

Anyway... I believe it's food for thought... 

Very Best Regards 


Alistair Garrison
Director, Accessinmind Limited
www.accessinmind.com <http://www.accessinmind.com> 
+44 (0) 207 252 2746
Received on Tuesday, 16 December 2003 17:59:42 UTC

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