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Re: www accessibility for non-readers

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 15:11:18 -0500
Message-Id: <199903112008.PAA2703815@relay.interim.iamworld.net>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, jonathan chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 12:46 PM 3/11/99 -0500, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>> 0.0 
>>     Where possible sites should be transparent in meaning without the
use of 
>>      text.
>>     ~1-5% of the adult population are non-readers.
>
>We hope that checkpoint 16.2 addresses this:
>
>    Use icons or graphics (with a text equivalent) 
>    where they facilitate comprehension of the page.
>  

I suspect that most readers (of the Web Content Guidelines) would regard
the first statement as setting a stronger requirement than the second.

Al
Received on Thursday, 11 March 1999 15:08:46 GMT

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