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Re: Appropriate Use of Graphics, and Web Design by Blind People

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2000 08:40:04 -0700
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 12:38 AM 4/4/2000 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>Some would, some wouldn't. Same as sighted people. For example, some of my
>blind friends are much more visually capable than I am, and some aren't. An
>analgous question might be to ask whether a blind person is going to be able
>to adequately describe an image - currently a P1 requirement in a number of

It's not the same, because a blind person can simply choose
to -not- use an image if they feel they can't reasonably
describe it...under the current guidelines.  (This changes
when images become a -requirement for accessibility-.)

You do bring up a good point, however, that many people who
can see are also not "visually capable" and may not be able
to provide graphics easily.  I'm not sure if -I- can provide
decent graphics for my sites -- and I refuse to believe that
I need to give up web design because people with CDs
(supposedly) need graphics...

Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                   http://www.kynn.com/
Director of Accessibility, edapta                  http://www.edapta.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet      http://www.idyllmtn.com/
AWARE Center Director                         http://www.awarecenter.org/
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