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Re: Call for Review: Introduction to "How People with Disabilities Use the Web"

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2009 09:30:04 +0200
Message-ID: <49E2E9FC.1090303@technosite.es>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
I agree that as others have argued, the main document [1], when 
complete, will be free-standing. However, here are some arguments in 
defence of the overview document [2].

The document contains additional material:

* Referencing How People with Disabilities Use the Web
* Who develops the document

Need for quickly updatable page: Since it has been in development for a 
decade (6 April 1999), actually updating it to produce a new version 
will likely be a very long process. The overview serves as a landing 
point for people new to the document, in which we can more easily 
discuss how technology and Web usage have changed since the previous 
version. For example, the phenomenon of user-generated content and 
social networking, blogging, geolocation, widespread mobile usage and 
Ajax have all grown greatly even since fairly recent drafts.

The overview provides just that, a quick at-a-glance overview of what's 
in the main document, most of it "above the fold". As a visual user I 
can skim it in a few seconds.

Links for further reasearch: The overview also is a suitable place to 
put links for further reading, that can be updated as needed, and which 
being unstable can not be included in the main document.



[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/people-use-web




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Alan Chuter
Departamento de Usabilidad y Accesibilidad
Consultor
Technosite - Grupo Fundosa
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