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Re: [EXTERNAL] Re: [White paper] A11Y Wars: The Accessibility Interpretation Problem

From: Pyatt, Elizabeth J <ejp10@psu.edu>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 19:58:20 +0000
To: "Russell, Jon (CTR)" <jon.russell@associates.hq.dhs.gov>
CC: Tim Harshbarger <tim.harshbarger.cqwg@statefarm.com>, Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <500CEE1E-4F39-44E7-888E-974B840FD998@psu.edu>
FWIW - I think the objection from Felix Miata is that the document is embedded in a Google Doc. 

Unfortunately not everyone with a screen reader has found Google Docs a friendly environment. That has been the case with some of my colleagues using a screen reader.

Google may provide updated documentation for screen reader support.

Elizabeth


> On May 15, 2018, at 3:27 PM, Russell, Jon (CTR) <jon.russell@associates.hq.dhs.gov> wrote:
> 
> Indeed they did.
> 
> The authors WIlco Fiers & Glenda Sims provide an online web link to the white paper.
> 
> Not sure what this comment is coming from in regard to the white paper not being available as a web document:
> 
> "Seriously?!?! Why the resistance to providing a document about web documents in traditional web document format?"
> 
> Read the White Paper:   "A11Y Wars: The Accessibility Interpretation Problem" >>>  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fbit.ly%2Fa11ypeace&data=02%7C01%7Cejp10%40psu.edu%7Cb1cd353ce5dd471792e208d5ba9b6fa0%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C1%7C636620099117637515&sdata=h4%2FnjG3trGdSxowlwf22yZNL%2FA3HdbL6nlHCM1qZY80%3D&reserved=0
> 
> -- WIlco Fiers & Glenda Sims
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Jon Russell
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Harshbarger <tim.harshbarger.cqwg@statefarm.com> 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:06 PM
> To: Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: [EXTERNAL] Re: [White paper] A11Y Wars: The Accessibility Interpretation Problem
> 
> I apologize.  I probably should have worded my original e-mail differently.  Personally I think that the document is already being made available in a format usable on the web.  The problem I ran into is that my company restricts our access to some sites (like Google Docs.)  
> 
> Thanks!
> Tim
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Felix Miata [mailto:mrmazda@earthlink.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:29 PM
> To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [White paper] A11Y Wars: The Accessibility Interpretation Problem
> 
> Glenda Sims composed on 2018-05-15 11:43 (UTC-0500):
> 
>> Tim Harshbarger wrote:
> 
>>> Would it be possible for you also to share this document in some 
>>> other format or location—like a web site?  I am interested in reading 
>>> the document, but our company does not allow us to access Google Docs.
> 
> + + +
> 
>> I'd be delighted to send you a copy of the white paper as a word document.
>> In fact...it should be in your inbox right now.
> 
> Seriously?!?! Why the resistance to providing a document about web documents in traditional web document format?
> --
> "Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Whatever else you get, get wisdom." Proverbs 4:7 (New Living Translation)
> 
> Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409 ** a11y rocks!
> 
> Felix Miata  ***  https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Ffm.no-ip.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cejp10%40psu.edu%7Cb1cd353ce5dd471792e208d5ba9b6fa0%7C7cf48d453ddb4389a9c1c115526eb52e%7C0%7C0%7C636620099117637515&sdata=qyMonvgmc4EoIOqhWs%2FGFFuF7pmjz5vCUwo4ctV6WoY%3D&reserved=0
> 
> 

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