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Variations of the sentence: Web Accessibility means...

From: Charmane K. Corcoran <corcora1@msu.edu>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 13:45:17 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
I have copied Libby and Helle's versions at the bottom of this 
message to help in comparison and then have put in a couple of 
versions of my own with explanation.


Charmane's preferred version:
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web 
which includes to perceive, understand, navigate, create for, 
interact with, and contribute to Web effectively and efficiently.

Each of these words conveys something unique about relating to the 
web and I think all of them are important and worth saying up front. 
I think the point that "create for" should be there if we are 
advocating for true accessibility.  This is the defining place of 
what Web Accessibility means so we include "create for" here and not 
assign it to the back waters of the Web site where someone has to 
hunt for it or deduce that "create for" is included in Web 
Accessibility.

"Create" is different that "contribute".  I can submit something to 
the web, hence "contribute", and it can have no creative effort on my 
part. I simply added it to the Internet pool. Create has an entirely 
different flavor. I do something original or unique and then I 
contribute that to the web.  Quite different from each other. 
Interact speaks to me of being able to respond to what I encounter on 
the web.  It is more active than simply navigating the web but it 
does not necessarily reach the stature of contributing and certainly 
does not reach that of creating.

There was discussion that "contribute" had negative connotations but 
I can't think of any. So, I see no reason why we can't leave 
"contribute" in.  If however it must be removed...

Charmane's preferred version without "contribute":
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web 
which includes to perceive, understand, navigate, create for, and 
interact with the Web effectively and efficiently.



---For Comparison---
Libby
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities can use the Web 
by perceiving, understanding, navigating, interacting, and 
contributing to the Web effectively and efficiently.

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



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Charmane K. Corcoran
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