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Proposed edits to Abstract

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 13:36:07 -0400
Message-ID: <37F8E587.D2E12D40@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

I'd like to propose a new Abstract based on the decision to
focus on general purpose user agents. Please compare to the
abstract in the 4 October version [1], not included here.

The proposed text is:

        This document provides guidelines to user agent developers
        for making their products -- browsers, multimedia players,
        plugins -- accessible to people with disabilities. An
        accessible user agent allows users with disabilities to retrieve
        and view Web resources or to enable access when used in
        conjunction with other software or hardware, called assistive
        technologies. These guidelines discuss the accessibility of the
        user agent as well as communication with assistive
        technologies such as screen readers, screen magnifiers,
        braille displays, and voice input software. 

        An appendix to this document summarizes the requirements
        for accessibility and may be used by developers as a
        checklist for satisfying the guidelines. The checklist is
        available both as a tabular summary and as a simple list. 

        A separate document, entitled "Techniques for User Agent
        Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" ([UA-TECHNIQUES]), suggests
        techniques for satisfying each requirement. The Techniques
        Document has been designed to track changes in technology
        and implementation solutions and is expected to be updated
        more frequently than the current document.

        "User Agent Accessibility Guidelines 1.0" is part of a series of
        accessibility guidelines published by the Web Accessibility
        Initiative ( WAI) . The series also includes Web Content
        Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 ([WAI-WEBCONTENT]) and
        Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

 - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WAI-USERAGENT-19991004
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