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Re: WCAG 2.0 and JAWS

From: Bryan Garaventa <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2012 11:38:46 -0700
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This is true, I've seen it happen as well.

 This is why I think involvement at the academic levels is critical for the 
future, for engineers, but also for designers and managers as well, who need 
to understand the ramifications of interactive user interface design and to 
consider accessibility as a programming discipline.

I've forgotten how many educational materials I've seen for developers that 
recommend inaccessible solutions as advised practices. If the engineers 
authoring the materials understood these principles, this knowledge would 

Excellent point by the way, thanks :)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Woolley" <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>
To: "Bryan Garaventa" <bryan.garaventa@whatsock.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, July 28, 2012 2:45 AM
Subject: Re: WCAG 2.0 and JAWS

> Bryan Garaventa wrote:
>> The only way to implement true web accessibility in the future is to 
>> involve
>> engineers at the corporate, organizational, and academic levels. 
>> Otherwise,
>> more and more policies will be created, and relatively few will have the
>> knowledge or desire to understand them.
> In my view, the failure is much more likely to arise from marketing people 
> than engineers.  Whilst most engineers may not realise, even those who do, 
> and may even raise an issue report, are likely to get overruled by 
> marketing.  Some may self censor, because they know they will be rejected, 
> and most may just have learned to think like marketing people as the best 
> way of being appreciated in the organisation. 
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