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"How PWD use the Web" comments

From: Roberto Castaldo <r.castaldo@iol.it>
Date: Tue, 6 Jul 2004 18:03:11 +0200
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Hi group,

I've read the latest version of "How People with Disabilities Use the Web"
draft document.

I've found it a really useful document, easy to read and to translate; in
particular, I think it can be valuable for newbies, for teachers and for any
kind of people involved into accessibility issues.

I've just few questions:

In the first paragraph of "Dyslexia, dyscalculia" chapter, I found:
"Individuals with dyslexia or dyscalculia (sometimes called "learning
disabilities" in the U.S.)... " 
Well, also in Italy (and I think somewhere else) we usually speak about
learning disabilities; we could remove "in the U.S.".

In the first paragraph of "Assistive Technologies and Adaptive Strategies"
chapter, i found:
"Assistive technologies are products used by people with disabilities to
help accomplish tasks that they cannot accomplish otherwise or could not do
easily otherwise"
My proposed wording:
"Assistive technologies are products used by people with disabilities to
help accomplish tasks that they cannot accomplish or could not do easily
otherwise."

Then, in Alternative keyboards or switches paragraph:
"Alternate keyboards or switches are hardware or software devices used by
people with physical disabilities"
Are we completely sure about this? Probably a semplified keyboard could be
used by people with attention deficit disorder or intellectual impairments
to reduce any possible kind of confusion, not only by people with physical
disabilities.
My proposed version: 
"Alternate keyboards or switches are hardware or software devices used by
people with physical and intellectual disabilities"

My best regards,

Roberto Castaldo
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