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Re: Cleaning House

From: Maurice <maurice@thymeonline.com>
Date: Thu, 03 May 2007 12:21:02 -0400
To: HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C25F842E.250B%maurice@thymeonline.com>

On 5/3/07 11:12 AM, "John Foliot - WATS.ca" <foliot@wats.ca> wrote:

> But if you can't *SEE* the bold, italic or underlined text, how do you
> convey that same cue/clue to the end consumer?  For the sighted user,
> presentational features are not bad, but for the non-sighted, pray tell, how
> will you convey that same nuance?


Another thing I've always wondered. Are there any blind members in the w3c
working groups? The 2 blind people I've observed using a computer have their
screen reader thing set to talk so fast I can barely make out that it's
english. What would actual blind users have to say about <b> vs <strong> in
terms of audible difference in importance?


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