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

From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 09:54:00 -0500
Message-ID: <CAJGQbjuu+dVVxSgBOqeBR530bcS0a5qHubzeJJmB=Ojk4n_tVQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To begin with, we should consider replacing the word "disabilities" with
"different abilities."
On Feb 6, 2015 6:25 AM, "Steve Faulkner" <faulkner.steve@gmail.com> wrote:

> discussion starter:
>
> "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."
>
> source: Reframing Accessibility for the Web
> http://alistapart.com/article/reframing-accessibility-for-the-web
>
> --
>
> Regards
>
> SteveF
>
>
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