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SV: mouse example in "Introduction to Web Accessibilty document"

From: <hbj@visinfo.dk>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 10:44:07 +0200
To: "'EOWG'" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
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I agree with Shawn and I don't think we add anything to the
understanding of the problem by doing things more detailed than
necessary.
Cheers
Helle Bjarnø
Visual Impairment Knowledge Centre
hbj@visinfo.dk

> -----Oprindelig meddelelse-----
> Fra: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org] På
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> Shawn Lawton Henry
> Sendt: 17. juli 2004 05:45
> Til: 'EOWG'
> Emne: RE: mouse example in "Introduction to Web Accessibilty document"
> 
> 
> Per the comments below, I am inclined to keep the example as simple as
> possible - rather than going for specificity and range. Open for
> discussion - rewrite coming soon...
> 
> > On Behalf Of Libby Cohen
> >
> > Here's a suggestion for rewording the "mouse" example in the
> > Introduction to Web Accessibility document: For example, some
> > individuals are not able to use a typical computer input
> > device, such as a mouse. Web accessibility ensures that the
> > Web can be used with other types of input devices, such as
> > onscreen keyboards, switches, and pointers.
> 
> > On Behalf Of Andrew.Arch@visionaustralia.org.au
> >
> >  Web accessibility focuses on designing [pages and
> > applications] so that people with disabilities can use the
> > Web effectively. For example, some people cannot use a mouse
> > [while others cannot see the screen and its graphics]. Web
> > accessibility ensures that the Web can be used with only a
> > keyboard and does not require a mouse, [and information is
> > contained solely in images]. [An accessible site is also
> > likely to be more usable on mobile devices than inaccessible
sites??]
> >
> > And just to note that I like the term "functional
> > limitations" as can include  the elderly, injured, and PWD
> 
> Right - _we_ all know that, but will the novice reader? I think the
> novice reader is much more likely to not have a clue what is meant by
> "functional limitations" and not only lose that it encompasses those
you
> mention, but miss the basic meaning as well.
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