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Re: comments on guidelines

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 1999 08:44:19 -0500
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To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: Denis Anson <danson@miseri.edu>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Thanks for clarifying that these guidelines are for general purpose user 
agents.  I already agreed in advance that we don't want per-disability 
conformance for that case.

However, I think you need to make this scope explicit in the guidelines.

It would also be good to add an informal comment  that designers of devices 
suitable for specific disabilities may find it useful to look at guidelines 
that address those disabilities.


At 12:38 PM 12/4/99 -0500, Ian Jacobs wrote:'

> > [LRK remark: Also, I am only proposing this for UA's like specialized 
> devices, where
> > full API use and interfacing may be a real burden.  I am not supporting it
> > for e.g. general PC programs.  General programs should also be accessible
> > to all people.
>IJ response: That's the intended audience for this document. Future 
>versions, or
>additional documents intended for software in combination or specialized
>tools would be very useful.

Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
Department of Electrical Engineering
Temple University
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