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From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2004 09:25:37 -0700
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"Web accessibility focuses on developing the Web so that people with 
disabilities can use it effectively. More specifically, the primary goal of 
Web accessibility is that people with visual, auditory, physical, speech, 
cognitive, and neurological impairments can perceive, understand, navigate, 
and interact with Web sites."

"developing the Web" is ambiguous to me. We are not about developing the 
Web but about making the creation/use of the content thereof accessible.

I wish we could find a much-abbreviated version of "people with visual, 
auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological impairments".

I would like to see *creation* of Web content more specifically included 
since this has been a constant crusade. We tend to drift into the mind-set 
of Web use as that of an audience - it is vital that we emphasiz(s)e the 
postingto, not just the reading of the Web.

I think the discussion about "barriers" to Web use do well to parallel the 
well-understood physical/architectural barriers with the kind we deal with: 
perhaps "functional" barriers?


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