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Re: Widgit & 'Things we do'

From: jonathan chetwynd <jc@signbrowser.org.uk>
Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 11:09:21 +0000
To: Julie Howell <JHOWELL@rnib.org.uk>, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
Message-Id: <00120911445702.00779@localhost.localdomain>
The Meldreth Manor website is worth a very good look.
The author is very well known, and produces excellent resources.
Photographs are an essential part of the experience, as is sound, (mine's not
working at the minute.)*

Staff often complain (to me) that images and text are very hard to edit, or
format, after publication in widgit. eg on this page: 
http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/meldreth/switch/balloons/rob1.html
you will find that all  the text and symbols are one large gif.

Perhaps Julie could expand on the benefits of widgit.
I would be excited to see draft pages, (for the proposed site) produced by
skilled operators, with widgit.

jonathan chetwynd
jc@signbrowser.org.uk

*In the new year, I should have an adsl 512k connection at home, a ridiculous
extravagance.
To celebrate, there will be a slightly slow site (~80-160kb/page, or more), 
'THINGS WE DO'
with sound, photographs, symbols and text, and hopefully fully accessible.

just at the moment I'm
suffering from hd failure, screech, screech, clunk.


On Fri, 08 Dec 2000, Julie Howell wrote:
> Hi everyone
> 
> What is your opinion of the Widgit software?
> I've  been approached by a UK Government Department who
> are considering using Widgit on an alternative version of their
> site.
> 
> An example of Widgit in practice can be viewed at
> http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/meldreth/
> 
> The Widgit homepage is at  http://www.widgit.com/
> 
> Kind regards
> Julie Howell
> Campaigns Officer (Internet)
> Royal National Institute for the Blind
> 224 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5AA, UK
> Jhowell@rnib.org.uk
> Tel. +44 (0)20 7391 2191
> Fax. +44 (0)20 7391 2104
> 
> 1.7 million people in the UK experience a serious sight problem
> or blindness.
> Poor Web design prevents many disabled people from getting
> the most from the Web. Support our campaign for better Web
> design!
> http://www.rnib.org.uk/digital
> 
> Watch our video 'Websites That Work' on the Web at
> http://www.rnib.org.uk/digital/wtw.htm
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