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Re[4]: Ability taxonomy bh

From: Kate Seelman <Kate_Seelman@ed.gov>
Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 13:22:45 -0400
Message-ID: <38dbbf10@ed.gov>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
     As audiotapes go on the web, people who are deaf will have problems.

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Subject: RE: Re[2]: Ability taxonomy bh 
Author:  w3c-wai-ig@w3.org at Internet
Date:    5/28/97 6:29 PM

Jim wrote
   I don't think you should assume that people interested in vision
     impairments are only interested in the source problems.
[GV }
absolutely.   People with all disabilities have access issues at the 
browser / viewer end.
Couple of additional thoughts.
- Source documents used to only be a problem for people with sensory and 
cognitive disabilities.
- Now that we are including user interface issues in source materials (e.g. 
Java applets et al) we are making source materials a problem for people 
with all disabilities.
- Moreover, solutions in the browser (e.g. if we have an accessible 
browser) are not enough if the source materials (including the applets) are 
not accessible as well.
- This is just more evidence for not treating them as separate entities in 
discussion accessibility.
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Gregg C Vanderheiden
Received on Thursday, 29 May 1997 13:27:07 UTC

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