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

From: Karen Lewellen <klewellen@shellworld.net>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2018 16:21:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Pyatt, Elizabeth J" <ejp10@psu.edu>
cc: "Russell, Jon (CTR)" <jon.russell@associates.hq.dhs.gov>, Tim Harshbarger <tim.harshbarger.cqwg@statefarm.com>, Felix Miata <mrmazda@earthlink.net>, w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.1805151616240.28127@server2.shellworld.net>
Well, yes that is part of the problem.
I might add the need to have a google account might be part of it as well.
Might I also add that access means more than screen readers?
That a person may be managing more than one kind of print disability, or 
other challenge?
Should not an individual be able to reach your content using the best 
method for them, not as defined by you?
Should not there be more than one path to the information in the first 
place?
Just a thought,



On Tue, 15 May 2018, Pyatt, Elizabeth J wrote:

> 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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