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RE: UPDATE suggested alternatives to accessible version

From: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <coordina@sidar.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 13:35:33 +0100
To: <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>, <listas@ramoncorominas.com>
Cc: "'Karen Lewellen'" <klewellen@shellworld.net>, "'G F Mueden'" <gfmueden@verizon.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <03e301ccefcc$24d97660$6e8c6320$@sidar.org>
I agree with Josh. Also, I think if the term is not recognized, just being
used profusely for coming to be. So with all neologisms.

All the best,

Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo
Fundación Sidar – Acceso Universal

-----Mensaje original-----
De: Joshue O Connor CFIT [mailto:joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie] 
Enviado el: lunes, 20 de febrero de 2012 9:39
Para: listas@ramoncorominas.com
CC: Karen Lewellen; G F Mueden; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Asunto: Re: UPDATE suggested alternatives to accessible version

Ramón Corominas wrote:
> Hi all,
> And why not simply "Other versions" or something similar?

What is very interesting (apart from this thread become a masala of
issues) is that each 'group' is picking a term that represents their
interest. So terms like 'elderly friendly' are good for the elderly, 'high
contrast' is good for people with low vision. People with cognitive or
sensory impairments may not even consider themselves to have an impairment,
or be aware of it so what is a suitable term their? 
The WHO/ICF may come up with terms, the medical profession has terms but
they don't often translate well. Then we have the social mores and issues
such as political correctness to deal with.

While I agree that most people don't know what the term 'accessible' is or
means or relates to unless you to some degree aware of disability (it may be
the best of a bad bunch - at least currently),  I still want to reiterate my
earlier point. We as a community should forget about coming up with another
'term' even if it hits 80% of use cases and concentrate on helping
developers/designers build stuff that just works.



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