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Re: Proposed edits to Abstract

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 13:58:54 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9910041358470.30037-100000@tux.w3.org>
Sounds good to me


On Mon, 4 Oct 1999, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  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
  Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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