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

From: Rakesh <prakesh369@gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 11:23:11 +0530
Message-ID: <CAD0dgbFTHUhM_38gJEmKc9Qcp16z_ps0Mh1ogiYs4b+ew4MHiw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Brian Cragun <cragun@us.ibm.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
I generally quote "Web Accessibility means making the web content
usable/available  to every one including those with disabilities" or
Making the web content available to every individual regardless of disability.

Infact I was inspired by the statement
The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.
-Tim Berners-Lee.

I have even mentioned the same on the home page of my website,

On 2/6/15, Brian Cragun <cragun@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> 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
> Matching
> IBM Master Inventor | Member IAAP
> email: cragun@us.ibm.com | o: 507-253-0170, m: 507-990-6728
> 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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Best Regards
Received on Saturday, 7 February 2015 05:53:39 UTC

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