[Vit-discuss] Accessibility aspects of design.

Curt Hibbs curt at hibbs.com
Mon Feb 21 09:37:43 EST 2005


David A. Black wrote:
>
> On Mon, 21 Feb 2005, Hugh Sasse Staff Elec Eng wrote:
>
> > I know that the committees are not fully formed yet, but
> > can I put in a plea for accessibility to be considered as
> > a high priority?
>
> Absolutely, as far as I and (I trust) everyone here is concerned.
> This should be a sine qua non of any plan.  We have colorblind, blind,
> visually impaired, and deaf people in our community (just to enumerate
> those I am personally aware of for whom the issues you discuss might
> be crucial), and the stylesheet mechanism, along with considerations
> of underlying design, should be leveraged to make things accessible to
> everyone.

Yes, yes, yes... that's the whole point of having this list in the first
place!

> > I might appear to be on a disability rights soapbox here, but my
> > point is that the aim of this exercise is to bring more people in to
> > the Ruby community, so it would be best to avaid barriers which may
> > keep people out.
>
> The only soapbox you're on is the Ruby soapbox, and that's fine :-)
> The information and scenarios you've described are enlightening.

+1

Curt



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