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Re: WHat makes Icons accessible or not?

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Tue, 01 May 2001 07:35:54 -0700
Message-Id: <5.0.2.1.2.20010501071015.03371340@mail.gorge.net>
To: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>, w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 10:01 AM 5/1/01 -0400, Jan Richards wrote:
>These are afterall, not the most important pieces of information on the page.

True, but they are very convenient for a lot of people, hence toolbars' 
popularity.

As an exercise you might look at huge icon collections and see what springs 
out at the visual user?
http://lal.cs.byu.edu/buttons/gifs.html
http://www.iconbazaar.com/document/
http://www.iconbazaar.com/computer/pg01.html
http://www.free-clipart-archive.com/

The last one has over 5000 icons categorized/downloadable.

For an icon to become an "ICON" it must proliferate - whatever gets chosen 
*becomes* iconic.

--
Love.
                 ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
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