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RE: "Introduction to Web Accessibility"

From: Helle BjarnÝ <hbj@visinfo.dk>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2004 15:45:37 +0200
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To: "EOWG (w3c-wai-eo@w3.org)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Hi All
Finally I'm back after some very busy and interesting weeks, e.g. a
presentation by Dominique Hazael-Massieux (W3C) of the w3c glossary and
dictionary http://www.w3.org/2003/glossary/
<http://www.w3.org/2003/glossary/>  which I'll come back to later.

My comments/questions/thoughts for discussion:

The heading of the first section is: What is Web Accessibility (a question)
and I find it difficult to see or understand the first sentence as an answer
to this question, I have problems with the concept. My suggestion is to
change the sentence from:
"Web accessibility focuses on developing the Web so that people with
disabilities can use it effectively."
To:
"Web accessibility means that people with disability can use the web
effectively".

In order to make the list of impairments shorter could we say:
communication, mobility, and cognitive impairments? I can't remember if we
already have tried these terms and rejected them.

I have a more general question: is it necessary to use the word Web so many
times? Especially in the chapter: Making the Web Accessible.

Throughout the document the terms "site" and "web site" seems to have been
used a little inconsistently.

Have we discussed to use lists (<li>) in stead of comma (,) in e.g.
Making the Web Accessible
Web accessibility is dependent on many factors, including Web site
developers, Web browsers and media players, assistive technologies,
authoring tools and evaluation tools, Web technologies, and users, as
explained in "Components of Web Accessibility
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/UCD/components> ." The Web Accessibility
Initiative (WAI) <http://www.w3.org/WAI/about.html>  develops guidelines for
these components, that are international standards for Web accessibility.
Could look like:

Making the Web Accessible
Web accessibility is dependent on many factors, including (what have we left
out in this list?)
		Developers
		Browsers
		Media players
		Assistive technologies
		Authoring tools
		Evaluation tools
		Web technologies
		Users (end users or ?)
More details and explanations can be found in "Components of Web
Accessibility <http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/UCD/components> ."
The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) <http://www.w3.org/WAI/about.html>
develops guidelines for some of these components, that are international
standards for Web accessibility.

Finally:
Throughout the document the terms "site" and "web site" seems to have been
used a little inconsistently.
And last but not least: Great work, I think you have done a super job on
this!

Cheers
Helle


Helle BjarnÝ
Visual Impairment Knowledge Centre
Rymarksvej 1, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Phone: +45 39 46 01 01
fax: +45 39 61 94 14
e-mail hbj@visinfo.dk <mailto:hbj@visinfo.dk> 
Direct phone: +45 39 46 01 04
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