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RE: Web Accessibility Introduction - Word "usable"

From: Shawn Lawton Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 10:46:36 -0500
To: "'Roberto Castaldo'" <r.castaldo@iol.it>
Cc: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002601c45a02$78e00c00$6e45c418@SLHenry>

Roberto,

Thanks for the thoughts. We discussed this at last week's EOWG
teleconference and have it in the changelog.

~ Shawn


> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Roberto Castaldo
> Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2004 11:44 AM
> To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
> Subject: Web Accessibility Introduction - Word "usable"
> 
> 
> 
> Hi group,
> 
> I've read again and again the actual document, and I've found 
> one point that concerns me and is about the first sentence, 
> maybe the most important one:
> 
> "Web accessibility is making the Web usable by everyone, 
> regardless of disability"
> 
> When we say "usable" aren't we creating a possible 
> misunderstanding with usability issues? We all know that 
> usability and accessibility are different disciplines; they 
> do have some point in common, but they're separate; I'm 
> afraid that the word "usable" can lead the newbie to consider 
> usability and accessibility as one single discipline.
> 
> Possible wordings? "Functional", "Useful", "Efficient" or 
> something similar.
> 
> Moreover, is it possible to say in English "Web accessibility 
> is making everyone getting benefit from the Web, regardless 
> of disability"? Does it make any sense?
> 
> My best regards,
> 
> Roberto Castaldo
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