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

From: <chaals@yandex-team.ru>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:32:13 +0300
To: Jan Eric Hellbusch <hellbusch@2bweb.de>, 'Steve Faulkner' <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, 'WAI Interest Group' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <68011423233133@webcorp01e.yandex-team.ru>
06.02.2015, 16:01, "Jan Eric Hellbusch" <hellbusch@2bweb.de>:
> Hi Steve,
>>  "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."

Sure, I agree with the sentiment…

> in an ideal world, the discussion might be worthwhile.

Yes.

> As long as the vast majority of web sites is not even conform to WCAG's level A criteria, accessibility must still be explained in context of disability.

That discussion might be worth having in an ideal world too.

cheers

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