Thread Subject: Re: Accessibility Definition
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From: Diane Golden
Date: Mon, Jun 18 2007 1:48 PM
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It seems there is more inclincation to NOT include a definition of
"accessibility" given the subcommittee responses so far. That could be
partly because some of the original desire for that definition has now been
taken care of as part of the "comparable access" definition. Just FYI, the
term "accessibility" is NOT used in any current technical or functional
performance standards. Only the terms "accessibility feature" and
"accessibility-related software" are used.
Is there any strong objection to NOT defining the term?
From: Debbie Cook [mailto: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ]
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2007 10:45 AM
To: = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = ; TEITAC Subpart A Subcommittee
Subject: Re: [teitac-subparta] Accessibility Definition
I believe this could be a definition for something like "compliance with
section 508" but it in no way defines accessibility. I don't believe
anything is gained by trying to further define this.
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From: "Diane Golden" < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
To: "TEITAC SubPart A listserv (E-mail)" < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 2:04 PM
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.