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Jim Griesemer <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 28 Mar 2006 12:25:35 -0800
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For me, as well, it should be about people. However,
if it follows that Web 2.0 is about people, how does
the new technology play into accessibility,
specifically accessibility as defined by section 508
(the U.S.
government) and WAI (the W3C)? Is AJAX, Laszlo, or
Xforms compatible with these requirements? The
beginning edge of baby boomer retirement is happening.
There are about to be many more "Aunts and Uncles of
us".  As of yet, I have not seen accessibility
mentioned anywhere in Web 2.0 discussions. Though, I
confess, I have not been able to keep up the most
recent trends in development. It's been quite a bit to
keep up with trends in design and usability.

Jim Griesemer


To me Web 2.0 is about people. Actually, users.
I mention the technological aspects in an attempt to
broaden the Web2.0 concept. The newer technology, and
the more savvy developers, let us make applications
more and more user-oriented, where "user" includes
also that aunt of any of us.
It's not about AJAX because it could also be Flash or
Laszlo or XForms or Java or good DHTML. Today we say
AJAX, soon there will be much better options. Will it
be called Web 3.0? or 2.1? or maybe 3.1416? As numbers
change the constant is design and implementation with
the users in mind. 


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