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Technological disabilities and Web accessibility

From: Roberto Castaldo <r.castaldo@iol.it>
Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 12:18:21 +0200
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Hi all,

I've just read the last "Introduction to Web Accessibility" version 

In section "What is Web accessibility", second paragraph

1. Current Wording: "Web accessibility addresses all disabilities, including
visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive, and neurological
disabilities."

2. Concerns: the list of disabilities doesn't seem to be exaustive

3. Suggestion for revision: If the EO group has decided to list the most
important kinds of disabilities, why not including the technological ones?
It's a kind of disability which is widely diffuse all over the world, and
gives many problems in using the Web.
My proposed wording: ""Web accessibility addresses all kinds of
disabilities, including visual, auditory, physical, speech, cognitive,
neurological and technological disabilities."

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In the same section, third paragraph:

1. Current Wording: "Flexibility benefits all people who use the Web,
including people without disabilities who have different preferences, people
with temporary disabilities (such as a broken arm), and older people"

2. Concerns: Technological problems should be presented in this paragraph as
a real source of disability; slow connections are widely diffused, so they
represent a good and a simple example

3. Suggestion for revision: 
My proposed wording: "Flexibility benefits all people who use the Web,
including people without disabilities who have different preferences, people
with tecnological or temporary disabilities (such as a slow connection or a
broken arm), and older people"


Best regards,

Roberto Castaldo
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