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

From: <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2015 21:00:22 -0500 (EST)
To: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
cc: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1502072058470.25435@cygnus.smart.net>

"person with a disability"
"people with disabilities"

the key word is PEOPLE or PERSON first (not yelling)

cutsy terms belittle the concept of access.

Bob
a Person with a disability



On Fri, 6 Feb 2015, Devarshi Pant wrote:

> Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2015 09:54:00 -0500
> From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
> To: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
> Cc: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: the official definition [of web accessibility] from the W3C is
>     wrong
> Resent-Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:54:28 +0000
> Resent-From: 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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