Thread Subject: Re: Action Item #2 - Definition of Web Page
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From: James Elekes
Date: Thu, Aug 23 2007 7:30 PM
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As a blind E and IT user, I whole-heartedly agree with Whitney's
analysis. As long as the AT I am using can provide me access, it is
immaterial to me how the Web Content/Page was developed. My single
concern is its readibility/usability/accuracy when my AT is applied.
James J. Elekes, Chairman,
Telecommunications, Electronic/Information Technologies Committee
United States Access Board
At 09:52 AM 8/23/2007, you wrote:
>At 07:08 AM 8/23/2007, Robinson, Norman B - Washington, DC wrote:
> >Determining if something is a web page or an application embedded and/or
> >linked in a web page is different in truth and in perspective.
>While I do understand the technical issues, when we consider this from a
>user perspective...why does it matter at all.
>We've heard a lot about the problems of understanding what provisions apply
>to the specific way that a company/agency has decided to create their E&IT,
>but ultimately, the goal is the people who use the products. If we look at
>the Purpose, it is focused on people "....[a group of people] with
>disabilities have access to and use of information and data..."
>We've heard a lot about the difficulty of maintaining accessibility in
>environments that are not perfectly controlled. All true. But this neither
>changes the goal nor the definition of different types of E&IT. Why, for
>example, should a user know (or care) whether I used Notepad, a special web
>editor or a dictation program to create a bit of E&IT. The question is
>whether .... when that user sits down to read that E&IT, it is accessible
>Whitney Interactive Design
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>"Warning: Objects in the calendar are closer than they appear."
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