Thread Subject: Re: Accessibility Definition
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From: Salaets, Ken
Date: Mon, Jun 18 2007 1:48 PM
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Diane et al., the proposed definition sounds more like it fits the term
"accessible," since it endeavors to describe a condition or current
state. Having said that, however, please count me among those who
question the need for a new definition.
Thanks and regards,
I T I
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Subject: Re: [teitac-subparta] Accessibility Definition
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)
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
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
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