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From: <accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:05:29 -0500 (EST)
To: (unknown charset) Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
cc: (unknown charset) Mark Weiler <mweiler@alumni.sfu.ca>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1801291054520.18730@cygnus.smart.net>

however older cars are "grandfathered" and do not have to meet modern 
laws. Model T Fords don't have to have seat belts etc. and can still be 
driven on current roadways.  many people including some I know drive 30-40 
-50 and more year old cars. all very legally

I know a guy who owns a bus company and has lots of nice new charter buses 
but he keeps his first bus nicely garaged and legal and if one wants he 
will charter it to them, only has a single windsdhild wiper on drivers 
side, and a single small taillight in the center rear, no air 
conditioning etc 
leather mohair seats is cool and perfectly legal. rides horribly but it 
will get there (usually).

same with internet.  doesn't have to be fancy or fast or new. it just has 
to get there.

we disagree

Bob

On Mon, 29 Jan 2018, Phill Jenkins wrote:

> Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 09:27:31 -0600
> From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
> To: accessys@smart.net
> Cc: Mark Weiler <mweiler@alumni.sfu.ca>,
>     "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: Assistive Technology Detection
> Resent-Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:30:58 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> 
> come on Bob, no one, including me, is arguing for a Lexus to be required
> to drive down an ADA compliant highway.
> but to use a highway, you do have to have a car that can go the minimum
> speed, 45 mph I think, and meet all the safety standards, right?
>
> I simply said that ADA technical standards cover both the larger Van
> Accessible parking spot - and - also cover what is a smaller regular
> accessible parking spot.  The ADA doesn't require the parking lot owner to
> provide/pay for the Van, or the car, to use the accessible parking spot.
> The specs were developed to meet the common sizes (but not 100%) of
> accessible vans, If you have an accessible van the size of a small motor
> home, it may not fit.  If the user needs or wants an accessible van, it is
> not the parking lot owners responsibility to provide the van.  The parking
> lot owner only has to provide a certain number of the two different sized
> parking spaces in their parking lot.
>
> I provided this analogy as an example of claiming technical compliance to
> WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria.  If the web site owner provides a website that
> is supported by ARIA supported assistive technologies, then it meets the
> technical standard.
>
> If you disagree with the analogy as an example, then we can agree to
> disagree.
> ___________
> Regards,
> Phill Jenkins
> Check out the new system for requesting an IBM product Accessibility
> Conformance Report VPAT« at  able.ibm.com/request
> pjenkins@us.ibm.com
> Senior Engineer & Accessibility Executive
> IBM Research Accessibility
> linkedin.com/in/philljenkins/
>
>
>
>
> From:   accessys@smart.net
> To:     Mark Weiler <mweiler@alumni.sfu.ca>
> Cc:     Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org"
> <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Date:   01/26/2018 01:11 PM
> Subject:        Re: Assistive Technology Detection
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>
> and phill's argument falls apart at this point.
>
> eg   we have a highway and anyone with a Lexus can drive on it.  so it is
> open to anyone just go buy a Lexus.
>
> Bob
>
>
> On Fri, 26 Jan 2018, Mark Weiler wrote:
>
>> Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:42:13 +0000 (UTC)
>> From: Mark Weiler <mweiler@alumni.sfu.ca>
>> To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
>> Cc: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>> Subject: Re: Assistive Technology Detection
>> Resent-Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2018 17:42:47 +0000
>> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>>
>>
>> My reading of the WCAG 2.0's Understanding document is the working group
> interprets the issue of affordability within the requirement of
> 'accessibility supported'. To quote:┬
>> "This topic raises the question of how many or which assistive
> technologies must support a Web technology in order for that Web
> technology to be considered "accessibility supported".. ..This is a
> complex topic and one that varies both by environment and by language.
> There is a need for an external and international dialogue on this topic.
> Some notes to help in understanding and exploring this topic are...
>> Currently assistive technology that is affordable by the general public
> is often very poor... In many cases, the cost of assistive technologies is
> too high for users who need it... [emphasis added]
>> The Working Group, therefore, limited itself to defining what
> constituted support and defers the judgment of how much, how many, or
> which AT must support a technology to the community and to entities closer
> to each situation that set requirements for an organization, purchase,
> community, etc.
>> The Working Group encourages more discussion of this topic in the
> general forum of society since this lack of generally available yet robust
> assistive technologies is a problem that affects users, technology
> developers and authors negatively."
>>
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>>    On Friday, January 26, 2018 12:11 PM, Phill Jenkins
> <pjenkins@us.ibm.com> wrote:
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>> | . . . Ibelieve part 2.d addresses Bob's point about poverty levels. .
> .
>>
>> hmm, not the way Iinterpret Bob's comments over the years. ┬ For
> example, quoting 2.dTheuser agent(s) that support the technology are
> accessibility supported andare available for download or purchase in a way
> that:
>>   - does not cost a person with a disabilityany more than a person
> without a disability┬ and
>>   - is as easy to find and obtain for a personwith a disability as it is
> for a person without disabilities.
>> doesnot address "afordability", but does address equal costs andequal
> availability. ┬ If a $900 laptop, with the latest operating system,browser
> and AT (such as free NVDA) is equally the same costs and equallyavailable
> in the English language in the neighboor store ┬ - then itis understood to
> be "accessibility supported". ┬
>>
>> Bob, correct meif I'm wrong, but Bob is talking about how some users
> with disabilitiescan't afford the $900 lapttop, so they can't afford to
> upgrade to the latestARIA supported technologies for example. ┬ The
> solution is the samecost and same availability to both the user with a
> disability and the personwithout disabilities. ┬ And while it is equally
> expensive to both aswell, it is equally compliant (or can be) to standards
> and equally usableto both . ┬
>>
>> WCAG standardsdo not and should not address affordability in my opinion.
> ┬ Othermechanism do and should address affordability. ┬ And, for
> example,neither does or should ADA standards cover the affordability ofan
> accessible van in defining the number of van accessible parking spotsthere
> needs to be in a parking lot, it does not cover the affordabilitywhen
> considering the width and spacing of a van accessible parking spot.┬ And
> there are considerations in the standards that are "determined"by the AT
> it self, such as the Van Accessible specs are wider, etc. thanregular car
> accessible spots. ┬  Similar to how now ARIA is supportedby platforms and
> assistive technology - so it can be considered in theclaim that it is
> accessibility supported.
>> ┬ ___________
>> Regards,
>> Phill Jenkins
>> Check out the newsystem for requesting an IBM product Accessibility
> Conformance Report VPAT®at  able.ibm.com/request
>> pjenkins@us.ibm.com
>> SeniorEngineer & Accessibility Executive
>> IBM Research Accessibility
>> linkedin.com/in/philljenkins/
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> From:┬  ┬  ┬  ┬ MarkWeiler <mweiler@alumni.sfu.ca>
>> To:┬  ┬  ┬  ┬ PhillJenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
>> Cc:┬  ┬  ┬  ┬ DavidWoolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>,
> "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org"<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>> Date:┬  ┬  ┬  ┬ 01/26/201802:52 AM
>> Subject:┬  ┬  ┬  ┬ Re:Assistive Technology Detection
>>
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>>
>> Phil, (Bob)
>>
>> My reading of the WCAG2.0 documents is that "conformance claims" can
> involve statingweb technologies relied upon but these "conformance claims"
> areoptional. ┬ Conformance itself, however, has 5 required parts, withpart
> 4 requiring web content to only rely on accessibly supported contentto
> meet the success criteria ("Only accessibility-supportedways of using
> technologiesare reliedupon to satisfythe success criteria.") ┬
>>
>>> From the referencedocument,it seem that AT's and user agents determine
> whether something is accessibilitysupported or not: "a Web content
> technology is 'accessibility supported'when users' assistive technologies
> will work with the Web technologiesAND when the accessibility features of
> mainstream technologies willwork with the technology" (caps and emphasis
> in the original).
>>
>> The technicaldefinition of accessibility-supportedhas two parts and I
> believe part 2.d addresses Bob's point about povertylevels, as do other
> parts in the reference document.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Thursday, January25, 2018 10:42 PM, Phill Jenkins
> <pjenkins@us.ibm.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>> | howcan a site or app know
>> | what web content technologies to serve up
>> | that are accessibly supported
>> | without knowing the user agents and AT the user is using? ┬
>>
>> My understanding is that for a site or app to claim conformance, the
> claimanthas to know or the claim has to state which accessibility
> supported technologieswere relied upon in the conformance testing, not in
> what the user is usingafter the conformance testing is done. ┬ Of course
> what users actuallyuse significantly influences what are the definitive
> list of accessibilitysupported technologies. ┬ There is no requirement to
> "serve upthat technology" to claim conformance.
>>
>> For example, if the operating system and browser platform support
> highcontrast technology, the claim can be made that the site or app
> conforms(or still conforms) with all the WCAG Success Criteria when the
> user isrelying on those accessibility supported features in the operating
> systemand browser platform. ┬ The site or app conformance would fail if
> the1.3.1 Info and relationship success criteria fails because some
> labelsor headings "disappeared" when turning on the high contrast
> accessibilityfeatures supported in the OS & Browser.
>> ___________
>> Regards,
>> Phill Jenkins
>> pjenkins@us.ibm.com
>> Senior Engineer & Accessibility Executive
>> IBM Research Accessibility
>> linkedin.com/in/philljenkins/
>>
>>
>>
>> From: ┬  ┬  ┬  ┬ MarkWeiler <mweiler@alumni.sfu.ca>
>> To: ┬  ┬  ┬  ┬ DavidWoolley <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>,
> "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org"<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>> Date: ┬  ┬  ┬  ┬ 01/25/201806:52 PM
>> Subject: ┬  ┬  ┬  ┬ Re:Assistive Technology Detection
>>
>>
>>
>> Related to AT detection is how can a site or app know what web
> contenttechnologies to serve up that are accessibly supported without
> knowingthe user agents and AT the user is using? ┬
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>> Accessibility supported is a requirementfor conformance. ┬
> Andresearchfindingsshow differences inhow browsers and ATs are supporting
> web content technologies.
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>> On Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:08 PM, David Woolley
> <forums@david-woolley.me.uk>wrote:
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>> The dangers I see are:
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>> 1) this will reinforce the idea that the only disabled people are those
>> that use JAWs.
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>> 2) it will probably have a similar effect to early mobile web sites,
>> which tended to be cleaner, and easier to use that the main web site.
>> That may mean that the main web site gets more difficult to use, and you
>> won't be able to do the equivalent of using wap instead of www.
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>> On 25/01/18 19:18, accessys@smart.netwrote:
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>>> counter to concept of accessibility, one should not need to identify
>>> and personally I would be ,opposed to it.
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