[At-Large] [ALAC] Fwd: ALAC and accessibility for people with disability
Salanieta T. Tamanikaiwaimaro
salanieta.tamanikaiwaimaro at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 09:27:51 UTC 2012
Gunela is an extraordinary advocate and has consistently raised W3C issues
in various foras both nationally, regionally and globally. I will never
forget when at a PACINET Annual Conference which is an annual meeting
organised by the ALS that I subscribe to in American Samoa last year when I
saw this blind Samoan girl conduct a demo with her machine and articulate
confidently and articulately her desire for accessibility. Our ALS have a
number of advocates who despite the numerous physical challenges continue
to make an impact in discussions and in running initiatives in their
countries in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji.
For the ordinary end user there are elements of accessibility that the
global community should consider. I would also like to take this time to
thank Gunela for reminding us of this important cause.
On Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 2:43 PM, Carlton Samuels
<carlton.samuels at gmail.com>wrote:
> The simple response is to ask staff to verify if the W3C web accessibility
> guidelines were adopted for the website. And if not, why not?
> Failing, I would ask if any assistive technologies were contemplated at
> all? And if not, what are the plans for remediation.
> - Carlton
> Carlton A Samuels
> Mobile: 876-818-1799
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> On Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Olivier MJ Crepin-Leblond <ocl at gih.com
> > For your information, please be so kind to find an email sent by one of
> > our members in Australia regarding accessibility, including
> > accessibility of the new myICANN.org Web site.
> > I believe there is a deeper implication to make ICANN as well as its
> > bottom-up policy processes and its communication strategy more
> > accessible to everyone. Comments welcome!
> > Kind regards,
> > Olivier
> > -------- Original Message --------
> > Subject: ALAC and accessibility for people with disability
> > Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:12:59 +1100
> > From: Gunela Astbrink <g.astbrink@*.au>
> > To: ocl at gih.com
> > CC: Cheryl Langdon-Orr <langdonorr@*.com>, Save Vocea <save.vocea@
> > *.org>
> > Dear Olivier,
> > Unfortunately, I won't be at the Toronto ICANN meeting.
> > I remember we have had discussions about accessibility for people with
> > disability in the past.
> > The new myICANN website has prompted me to contact you.
> > The ICANN websites have accessibility errors including the brand new
> > myICANN. That looks like a great site and is intended for the general
> > public. Thus, people with disability who comprise one billion people in
> > the world should have adequate access.
> > I was invited to participate in the consultation for a new At-Large
> > website and hope that it will incorporate accessibility based on the Web
> > Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) right from the
> > start. http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag.php
> > I am very concerned that accessibility should be considered in new
> > policy or process.
> > ISOC are about to launch a policy paper on Internet accessibility for
> > people with disability (drafted by me).
> > I'd like to see ICANN also taking this issue on in a systematic way. For
> > example, mechanisms could be considered on how to encourage new gTLDs to
> > consider accessibility.
> > Happy to discuss further.
> > Regards,
> > Gunela
> > --
> > Gunela Astbrink
> > GSA Information Consultants
> > PO Box 600
> > Ballina NSW 2478
> > Australia
> > Mobile: +61 417 715738
> > Email: g.astbrink at gsa.com.au
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