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Re: employment of Ms. Martinez -- How People with Disabilities Use the Web

From: Denis Boudreau <dboudreau@webconforme.com>
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 23:47:50 -0400
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-id: <1D415F4B-9A0E-46AE-89B4-41971C4024FD@webconforme.com>
Hi everyone,

I feel the same way Miruna does.

I don't think anyone would mind (or even notice) if employment wasn't specified for everyone. 

What we need to focus on is relevancy in a given scenario: if employment doesn't bring anything to the scenario, then we don't need to insist on providing any.



On 2011-03-30, at 3:25 AM, Miruna Ticrea wrote:

> Hi Shadi, All,
> Looking at the "More about Ms. Martinez" section on the http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/people-use-web/stories page, I believe the information is pertinent to the disability itself and the solutions that Ms. Martinez found to address the situation. Since this applies to her online education only, I am not sure an employment description is relevant. 
> In my opinion, the same goes for Mr. Lee. His employment would not be relevant for his online shopping activities outside work.
> Employment is relevant, for example, in the case of Mr. Jones as he must address his injury in order to perform his work. That is just my opinion.
> Best regards,
> Miruna Ticrea
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 1:30 AM, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org> wrote:
> Hi Wayne, All,
> Ref: <http://www.w3.org/2011/03/25-eo-minutes.html#action08>
> In response to an action item from last weeks' EOWG teleconference call, Shawn and I have been looking at the suggestion to define an employment situation for Ms. Martinez scenario.
> Of the 8 stories, 4 have clear employment, 2 are non-adults, and 2 are unspecified, as listed below. In order to not emphasis employment, I prefer not to add employment to Ms. Martinez.
> Employment clear:
> * Mr. Jones, Reporter with repetitive stress injury  employment in title & first paragraph
> * Ms. Laitinen, Accountant with blindness  employment in title & first paragraph
> * Mr. Sands, Supermarket assistant with Down syndrome  employment in title & first paragraph
> * Mr. Yunus, Retiree with low vision, hand tremor, and mild short-term memory loss  "retiree" (in title & first paragraph) implies previous employment
> Employment not relevant:
> * Ms. Olsen, Classroom student with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia  child so employment not appropriate
> * Ms. Kaseem, Teenager with deaf-blindness  teenager so employment less relevant
> Employment not stated:
> * Mr. Lee, Online shopper with color blindness  employment not mentioned
> * Ms. Martinez, Online student who is hard of hearing  employment not mentioned
> Please let me know if you have other opinions on this.
> Best,
>  Shadi
> -- 
> Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
>  WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
>  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |

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