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Re: disabilities and accessibility


From: David Engebretson Jr.
Date: Feb 9, 2022 7:49PM

Cool thing is that the WCAG WAI interest group defines this for us. It tries to evaluate web accessibility issues from a disability agnostic perspective. At least that is how I see it.

I think that if we all follow, implement recommendations of, and contribute to the WAI then we can change how the WCAG standards are applied; we can help people with disabilities who have undefined disabilities, we can help those who have known disabilities, and we can even help those who don't have or are unwilling to admit they have a disability.

When designing a digital technology I say, follow the WAI work... WCAG, ARIA, and ATAG (https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/).

Then, at the very least, you are working with an official source of experts in accessible digital technologies.


-----Original Message-----
From: WebAIM-Forum < <EMAIL REMOVED> > On Behalf Of Nathan Clark
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2022 10:57 AM
Subject: [WebAIM] disabilities and accessibility

Dear list,

My company and I are trying to create an accessible training program for screen reader users to use our unstoppable plug in for confluence and Jira. We are in the brainstorming portion of this project. One of my developers posed this question to me and I was kind of stumped on to answer him. He asked me the following:

question: Is there a specific disability that should be focused on first or do we need to approach this as an all or nothing accessible training? Basically, should we focus on making our training accessible for a specific disability or should we try and focus on all of them?

The way I look at this and I may be wrong is that it is hard to accommodate all disabilities and all user capabilities therefore you should try and pick what disabilities that you think would more likely to use the product? Can someone please tell me what the best approach is? Thanks.

Nathan Clark

Nathan Clark
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