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[OT] Re: Accessibility is for everyone (was : Use of headers and summary attributes )

From: Cindy Sue Causey <butterflybytes@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 11:28:05 -0400
Message-ID: <dbdb69c90705040828o4734694cxf7c659f2fdc29be8@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Philip Taylor (Webmaster)" <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk>
Cc: "HTML WG" <public-html@w3.org>, www-html@w3.org, "Denis Boudreau (WebConforme)" <dboudreau@webconforme.com>

Wow, I missed *THAT* one.. Kudos, Philip, for a very classy response..

I got figuratively, publicly mocked a while back for asking for
respect in language used regarding discussing disabilities and web
development towards the Future.. Please, please ditto on Philip's
response (at the very least) from here, also..?

Thanks in advance.. :)

Cindy Sue

- :: -
Georgia Voices That Count, 2005
Talking Rock, GA, USA

On 5/4/07, Philip Taylor (Webmaster) <P.Taylor@rhul.ac.uk> wrote:
> Denis Boudreau (WebConforme) wrote:
> >
> > Good morning everyone,
> Bonjour, Denis.
>  > [snip]
> > Headers and summaries are crucial for assistive technologies such as
> > screen readers to interpret how a table is organized. Blind people for
> > example (yes, THEM again) [long snip]
> At 60 years of age, my vision is not what it once was.
> I am, in comparison to my younger peers, "partially sighted".
> So if you were to re-cast your text (above) as "Blind and
> partially sighted people", "THEM" would become "US", and
> those who dismiss accessibility as only marginally relevant
> might suddenly come to realise that what is accessible to
> them today may become inaccessible tomorrow.  So let's agree
> (if we can) to do away with this "THEM"/"US" divide, and
> agree that accessibility is important to EVERYONE.  Please ?
> Philip Taylor
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