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RE: Opinions on accessible time formatting

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2014 10:13:53 -0800
To: "'Felix Miata'" <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <029a01cffb7f$c57744a0$5065cde0$@ca>
Felix Miata wrote:
>
> Accommodation has a cost that like any cost may not outweigh net
> benefit. How did those so challenged gain whatever understanding they
> got in the first place? Those who help them at whatever level(s) are
> doing a disservice to them if that help or accommodation is
> perpetuating the confusion that is multiple and inconsistent date and
> time formats in a globally connected 21st century world.

Sorry Felix, I reject this whole line of reasoning: I'm not going to try an
assign blame on anyone, that is counter to my ideals of accessibility. Who
cares *why* a user can or cannot adapt to, say, the metric system? Whether
through laziness, age (you're gonna teach a 90 year old granny to ditch
pounds and ounces? really?), or clinical cognitive impairments, our job as
accessibility advocates and specialists is to try and find ways to overcome
those problems, not point fingers at the user and say "you need to catch up,
dummy".

Nope, doesn't fly with me


> --
> "The wise are known for their understanding, and pleasant words are
> persuasive." Proverbs 16:21 (New Living Translation)

Exactly!

JF
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