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Re: Web accessibility for people with dyslexia

From: Juliette <piazza.juliette@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 17:54:50 +0100
Message-ID: <CAB3-otNd+SndxGud5JiC_th7Q8w2b5foYJjdB4nibJgmqD08tA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Lars Ballieu Christensen <lbc@sensus.dk>
Cc: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi Lars,

I really agree with you. The thing is I know a few companies who either
want to show to the world that they are 'accessible for people with visual
impairment' or 'accessible for people with dyslexia' or whatever the
impairment. They think, providing a guidelines on how to make a website
accessible for people with dyslexia for example will give them good
publicity. I tend to explain them that such people will all have their own
way to use websites so at the end, if they really want to be 'accessible
for people with dyslexia', they simply need to be accessible and following
the W3C guidelines is probably the best way to do that.
Thanks for you feedback!
Best,
Juliette


On 2 May 2017 at 17:47, Lars Ballieu Christensen <lbc@sensus.dk> wrote:

> Hi Juliette,
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> Accessibility as a term is usually not used to describe accommodations for
> particular user groups, e.g., people with dyslexia. Rather, accessibility
> refers to a set of universal design principles that aim to ensure that
> digital solutions can be used as widely as possible, irrespective of
> disabilities, situations and technologies.
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> I’m sure you can find design recommendations for people with dyslexia, but
> in my opinion that has nothing to do with accessibility. It’s actually
> quite the opposite.
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> Venligst/Kind regards
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> Lars
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> *Fra: *Juliette <piazza.juliette@gmail.com>
> *Dato: *tirsdag den 2. maj 2017 kl. 18.13
> *Til: *<undisclosed-recipients:;>
> *Emne: *Web accessibility for people with dyslexia
> *Sendt igen fra: *<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> *Dato for sendt igen: *Tue, 02 May 2017 16:14:46 +0000
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> Hello,
>
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> Is there any guidelines to make a website accessible for people with
> dyslexia?
>
> My thoughts are that people with dyslexia can use a wide range of
> assistive technologies or no assistive technology at all. For this reason,
> making a website accessible for people with dyslexia leads to entirely
> follow the W3C guidelines. But, is there any specific standards or criteria
> for people with dyslexia?
>
> Thanks a lot.
>
>
>
> --
>
> Juliette
>



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Juliette
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