[Accessibility] For today's call: Sec2b

Doug Beattie dbb at linkexplorer.com
Thu Sep 11 12:16:26 PDT 2003


I would not feel comfortable at this time breaking this out into 2
sections.

Doug

On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 03:10:28PM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> Another possibility worth considering is to break out two sections:
> 
> Sec. 9:	System Administration
> Sec. 10:	Tools For Professionals Assisting Users With
> Disabilities
> 
> Doug Beattie writes:
> > From: Doug Beattie <dbb at linkexplorer.com>
> > 
> > Sorry, but I had a spelling error on the word administrator below.
> > 
> > On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 11:44:05AM -0600, Doug Beattie wrote:
> > > Allen:
> > > 
> > > I like your rewrite of the last 2 paragraphs into the one you have
> > > below.
> > > 
> > > I would only make one minor change.
> > > 
> > > In the last sentence, change "available to any user who needs them" to
> > > "available to any adminstrator who needs them".
> >  "available to any administrator who needs them".
> > > 
> > > Just a thought.
> > > 
> > > I'd be satisfied with this for #9.
> > > 
> > > Doug
> > > 
> > > On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 11:48:21AM -0500, Allen Wilson wrote:
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > Greetings all,
> > > > 
> > > > 9 of Sec2b, Guidelines for System Administrators, seems to have at least
> > > > two different roles included, system and application administration and
> > > > user technical support.  The tools and techniques used in each role is
> > > > different.  As an example, the system administrator role might include
> > > > operating system setup and administration of the system's operating system,
> > > > application setup and administration for applications such as Apache HTTP
> > > > server, and the use of system management tools such as data backup and
> > > > recovery application.  The technical support role includes system setup and
> > > > configuration for user desktop systems, application support from a user's
> > > > perspective as opposed to application administration, and the use of a
> > > > different support applications such as a trouble ticket tracking system.
> > > > 
> > > > Paragraphs two and three seem to cover the technical support role but do
> > > > not address the system and application administration role.  The following
> > > > paragraph might help clarify the administration role.
> > > > 
> > > > Professional system and application administrators are responsible for the
> > > > installation, configuration, and management of a system's operation system,
> > > > applications, and system management tools.  An example is a system running
> > > > the Apache HTTP server using a "Web-based Distribute Authoring and
> > > > Versioning" (WebDAV) tool.  Administrators use commands, tools, and
> > > > documentation that are not normally available nor useful to
> > > > nonadministrative users.  Nevertheless, these operating system and
> > > > application administration resources need to support the same accessibility
> > > > facilities, best practices, and assistive technologies that are generally
> > > > available to any user who needs them.
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > Regards,
> > > > 
> > > > Allen K. Wilson
> > > > IBM Accessibility Center
> > > > Telephone:       512 838-7872   T/L 678-7872
> > > > Internet:  wilsona at us.ibm.com
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > > > 
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> > > -- 
> > > Doug Beattie
> > > dbb at linkexplorer.com
> > > 
> > 
> > -- 
> > Doug Beattie
> > dbb at linkexplorer.com
> 
> -- 
> 	
> 				Janina Sajka, Director
> 				Technology Research and Development
> 				Governmental Relations Group
> 				American Foundation for the Blind (AFB)
> 
> Email: janina at afb.net		Phone: (202) 408-8175

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Doug Beattie
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