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RE: Some concrete suggestions Re: Cognitive issues (was Re: woodcutter)

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 08 Apr 2000 12:02:41 -0400
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.20000408120241.00fe5100@localhost>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Chuck Hitchcock <chitchcock@cast.org>
Cc: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 02:40 AM 4/7/00 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>Another thing that seems pretty concrete (and was first proposed by Jonathan
>months ago):
>
>Designate an image as a link for a website. For many companies this is easy-
>they already use a logo graphic throughout their site as a link to the front
>of it.
>
Do you mean that companies can provide the image as metadata for their
site? Then the search engines or browsers showing links as text to the
sites could alternative provide the image? And that could be controlled by
the user settings?

Companies who provide the image would have the benefit of being more easily
spotted from a long list of links. So they probably would like to do that.

Marja

>Charles McCN
>
>On Thu, 6 Apr 2000, Chuck Hitchcock wrote:
>
>  This looks like a good starting point for improving the likelihood that a
>  greater number of individuals will obtain meaning from images and visual
>  layout.  I especially like the "whole to part" suggestion although we will
>  also need to consider the needs of those who must construct their own
"whole
>  from the parts" along with those who must extract the "parts from the
whole"
>  in order to make information meaningful.  That's why this CD stuff can
be so
>  difficult.  One persons support can become another's barrier.
>  
>  With regard to more in-depth use of images to convey meaning, I know of no
>  better source than that works of Edward R. Tufte.  His works from Grpahics
>  Press are:
>  
>  1. The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
>  2. Envisioning Information
>  3. Visual Explanations
>  
>  If anyone has the time and inclination to dig deeply into this topic, these
>  are useful resources.
>  
>  Chuck
>  
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