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added aging to 2 business case pages

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 21:38:29 -0500
Message-ID: <42FD5D25.9060106@w3.org>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>


Following the EOWG discussion today on incorporating aging in our resources[1], I made the additions below. Please reply to the list if you have any concerns or other recommendations.

1. Business Case Overview: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/Overview.html
* location: first paragraph (under "Introduction")
* previous wording: "The Web is an increasingly important resource in many aspects of life: education, employment, government, commerce, health care, recreation, and more. The Web is used for receiving information as well as providing information and interacting with society. Therefore it is essential that the Web be accessible in order to provide equal access and equal opportunity to people with disabilities."[end of paragraph]
* revision: added sentence to end of paragraph: "An accessible Web also benefits others, including older people with changing abilities due to aging."
* rationale: getting aging in "above the fold"
* slight concern: does that dilute the message of essential for equal access for people with disabilities? counter: since this is the "business case" more important to stress additional benefits here and not as important to risk diluting message

2. Social Factors in Business Case: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/bcase/soc.html
* location: second paragraph (under "Introduction")
* previous wording: "The importance of various social aspects of Web accessibility is different for specific organizations and situations. For example, one organization's goal might be to become a leader in corporate social responsibility, a different organization might be particularly interested in attracting capital from socially responsible investing sources, and another organization might be interested in demonstrating its focus on a specific social group."[end of paragraph]
* revision: added phrase to end of paragraph: ", such as older people." linked to section below as such: "...demonstrating its focus on a specific social group, such as <a href="#of">older people</a>."
* rationale: getting aging in "above the fold"

Note that aging/older people was already mentioned other places throughout the business case pages.

~ Shawn

[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/08/12-eo-minutes.html#item03
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