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From: William Loughborough <wloughborough@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 2 May 2009 08:17:50 -0700
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To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
http://gplsi.dlsi.ua.es/congresos/iwwua07/presentaciones/martin.pdf from a
couple of years ago has you as a co-author. As I went through the slides I
got to page 24 and was struck by the apparent lateness of "evaluation of
usability/accessibility by experts".

This should happen at the earliest stages because implicit in it being
"evaluated" so late in the design cycle is the notion that "accessibility
can be bolted on" - in other words, retrofitted.

This is an unfortunate fact of many design undertakings in our field: the
notion of accessibility (and less often, usability) is treated as almost a
side issue, partly because PWD aren't included in the process.

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