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Re: [DRAFT] Heartbeat poll

From: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Aug 2009 07:24:38 -0500
Message-ID: <643cc0270908030524w7bb8c4ecq1fed0853d0772cd5@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Hallvord R. M. Steen" <hallvord@opera.com>
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelleyp@burningbird.net>, public-html list <public-html@w3.org>
On Mon, Aug 3, 2009 at 5:40 AM, Hallvord R. M. Steen<hallvord@opera.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 02 Aug 2009 06:31:07 +0200, Shelley Powers
> <shelleyp@burningbird.net> wrote:
>
>>>  we should not be limiting the information to specific groups of people,
>>> and should instead be making it accessible to all.
>
>>  Interesting that you see providing helpful material to those with visual
>> impairments as "limiting" the information.  Curious, and this is off topic,
>> but do you also find handicap parking slots to be limiting to those not
>> physically impaired?
>
> Space and information have distinct properties. A section of space can only
> be occupied by one single person, while a piece of information/explanation
> like a table summary generally increases its value the more people share it.
>
> Hence, a summary that's visible to all becomes more valuable - even to the
> visually impaired -

That makes no sense. The purpose of summary is to provide information
that's already available to the sighted in a format that makes that
information available to those with visual impairments. How it can be
useful to doubly present the same information twice to the sighted
makes no sense.


>
> You can not compare sharing information to sharing space.
>

But you can compare the concept of providing assistance to those who
need it, even though those who provide the assistance may not need it
themselves.

> Sorry to follow up an off-topic comment (with a fairly obvious statement
> too). I'll go back to lurking.. :)
>

No, obvious to you, because you don't seem to agree with the necessity
of providing assisting technology or markup to those who need it. Not
obvious to me.


> --
> Hallvord R. M. Steen, Core Tester, Opera Software
> http://www.opera.com http://my.opera.com/hallvors/
>
>

Shelley
Received on Monday, 3 August 2009 12:25:19 GMT

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