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Re: the official definition [of web accessibility] from the W3C is wrong

From: Brian Cragun <cragun@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:31:15 -0600
To: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Cc: Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFD10BCB44.41237610-ON86257DE4.004F5E9D-86257DE4.004FC40B@us.ibm.com>
Steve, I totally understand where you're going, but I think if you remove 
"people with disabilities" it will be overlooked.

At a minimum: Web accessibility means that all people, including those 
with disabilities, can use the web
or
Web accessibility means that people with disabilities and all people can 
use the web


Brian Cragun
User Experience and Accessibility Lead | IBM Watson Clinical Trials 
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IBM Master Inventor | Member IAAP
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From:   Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
To:     Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc:     WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date:   02/06/2015 08:20 AM
Subject:        Re: the official definition [of web accessibility] from 
the W3C is wrong



* Steve Faulkner wrote:
>"We need to change the way we talk about accessibility. Most people are
>taught that “web accessibility means that people with disabilities can 
use
>the Web”— the official definition from the W3C. This is wrong. Web
>accessibility means that *people* can use the web."

I think that would usually be understood as "more than one" rather than
"all people", so you probably want to at least add the "all" there.
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