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Re: Auxillary Benefits appendix to business case

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 07:18:56 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.20010531071856.0081b690@pop.erols.com>
To: love26@gorge.net (William Loughborough), "Andrew Arch" <amja@optushome.com.au>, "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
William,

     The usefulness of illustration with text deserves more than a mere
mention, but that is a good start.

				Anne


At 06:59 AM 5/30/01 -0700, William Loughborough wrote:
>At 09:32 PM 5/30/01 +1000, Andrew Arch wrote:
>>collate comments
>
> From the "Improve usability for non-disabled visitors" section of
>http://members.optushome.com.au/amja/wai/ap-auxben2.html
>
>"...Text alternatives"
>
>I would broaden this bullet (or bite it?) to encompass the notion that 
>"text is not sacred" and that having something akin to illustrative 
>alternatives to text is of benefit to the millions with mild to severe 
>learning disorders and the "partially literate".
>
>We so unthinkingly accept the idea of text being "first among equals" 
>within the communications media because practically everybody working on 
>these documents is in a rather advanced state of denial about text's 
>universality. Just a brief mention of how many more people are reached by 
>illustrations than pure text?
>
>--
>Love.
>                 ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
>
>
Anne Pemberton
apembert@erols.com

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