[Accessibility] Calling for votes on the FSG102

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Mon Sep 15 09:53:22 PDT 2003

Hi, Matthew:

Thank you for the vote, and the excellent list of corrections.

Vis a vis Sec. 1a and the use of "disabled persons," our feeling here is
that it's a very good sentence as it is, and the political sensitivities
have been well handled everywhere else in this document (including
several times immediately preceding this phrase). So, the consensus in
my office is for us to leave it.

Seems no one has a good idea on how to say what that sentence says more
clearly.  Other wordings seem to make the sentence more slumsy and
obscure the important message.

So, unless you feel strongly it shouldn't stay as "disabled persons,"
I'm OK with it.

Matthew Wilcox writes:
> From: Matthew Wilcox <willy at fc.hp.com>
> On Fri, Sep 12, 2003 at 09:25:14AM -0400, Janina Sajka wrote:
> > The completed Sections 1 and 2 of the FSG102 document are now online at
> > our web site, http://accessibility.freestandards.org, under the ling
> > "FSG102." While there may still be a typo or two to clean up, all the
> > edits we agreed to in our meeting this past Wednesday have been
> > incorporated and the time has come to vote on this document.
> My turn for nitpicks ...
> The phrase "disabled person" is still found in 1 (a)
> "unix" in 1 (e) should be capitalised as "Unix"
> 1 (f) has "Users who are persons with disabilities" which should perhaps
> be "Users with disabilities"
> 2b 8. InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards
> should probably have its acronym (INCITS) placed after it, otherwise the
> InterCapping looks a little odd.
> 2b 9. "System Administrators who are themselves persons with
> disabilities" could perhaps be reworded more neatly as "System
> Administrators who have disabilities"?
> And the title "FSG102 Proposed Accessibility Worgroup - Draft" is
> missing a "k".
> > Please vote today, Friday 12 September 2003.
> Sorry to be late, but I vote Yes.
> 13. Matthew Wilcox - HP representative, Linux Kernel hacker
>     e-mail: willy at fc.hp.com
> -- 
> It's always legal to use Linux (TM) systems
> http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/why-free.html

				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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