Thread Subject: Re: Accessibility Definition
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From: David Poehlman
Date: Tue, Jun 12 2007 5:10 PM
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I'd say compliance with instead of conformace to and I'm not sure I'd add
the last part about equivelant fascilitation since that seems to in some
ways defeat the purpose of the standards which should be good enough so that
compliance meets the goal of accessability.
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Subject: [teitac-subparta] Accessibility Definition
The following is the current draft of the proposed new definition of
"accessibility" with a note about some dissention. Any further
comments/discussion on this term need to be shared by Friday (June 15) via
listserv and will be synthesized into the draft due June 30.
ACCESSIBILITY -- (proposed new definition)
ACCESSIBILITY MEANS CONFORMANCE TO ALL APPLICABLE PROVISIONS OF THIS
STANDARD OR EQUIVALENT FACILITATION PROVIDED THROUGH OTHER METHODS. THE
TERM, ACCESSIBILITY, MAY ALSO BE USED TO DEFINE A BROAD SET OF FEATURES AND
CAPABILITIES WHICH ENABLE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO ACCESS ELECTRONIC
Some subcommittee members questioned the need for this new definition
dependent on whether or not the term is used in subsequent standards or not.
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