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RE: Introduction to Web Accessibility

From: Helle BjarnÝ <hbj@visinfo.dk>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 14:52:25 +0200
Message-ID: <E5940A763C691849BB0B6856E388A14A3CCCC5@VFSNTFS01>
To: "EOWG (w3c-wai-eo@w3.org)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Cc: 'Libby Cohen' <lcohen@usm.maine.edu>
I have another suggestion to Libby's:

 

Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web and
perceive, understand, navigate, interact, and contribute to Web effectively
and efficiently.

 

As I was looking at the sentence this other question came up:

I am not sure that I understand the meaning of "understand" in this context?
If a web page is accessible does it then also mean that it is understandable
in the way that the content is understandable or do we mean something else
when we say that people with disabilities can ... understand ... the web
effectively and efficiently?

 

Regards

 

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  <mailto:hbj@visinfo.dk> hbj@visinfo.dk

Direct phone: +45 39 46 01 04

www.visinfo.dk

www.euroaccessibility.org 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Libby Cohen [mailto:lcohen@usm.maine.edu] 
Sent: Sunday, August 01, 2004 3:22 AM
To: EOWG
Subject: Introduction to Web Accessibility

 

Here's another attempt at rewording the introductory sentences in the
Introduction to Web accessibility document. 
Current wording:
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web. It
means that people can perceive, understand, navigate, and interact with the
Web effectively. 

Suggested rewording: 
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web by
perceiving, understanding, navigating, interacting, and contributing to the 
Web effectively and efficiently.
Libby
Received on Monday, 2 August 2004 08:39:06 UTC

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