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Re: Does the user know for sure whether the page is dynamic or static?

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Sun, 23 Jan 2000 13:48:32 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200001232148.NAA22718@netcom.com>
To: charles@w3.org, jay@peepo.com, phoenixl@netcom.com
Cc: nir@nirdagan.com, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi, Jonathan

I think that the issue of blind people and sighted people needing to share
the same web page for communication is actually rather minor.  As I've
talked with blind users, I asked them how often is it that they settle
down with some sighted friend and spend their time web surfing together.
You know what?  For some unknown reason, web surfing with a buddy was not
high on their lists of frequent or preferred activities.

As one blind person pointed out, there's no reason why the sighted friend
couldn't use the web pages designed for blind users.

Scott



> My concern is that urls should be simple and that the content should be
> reproducable as well as easy to understand.
> (please do not comment on mine, it's a known disability.)
> 
> If a 'blind' person was discussing a page with a sighted one, it seems that
> one is possibly creating an area of confusion. If the pages are generated
> dynamically this could be unacceptable.
> 
> eg: about one year ago I was considering buying an Apple notebook and the UK
> prices quoted online were 50% of market value.
> Unfortunately(?) they refused to honour these.
> 
> 
> jay@peepo.com
> 
> Jonathan Chetwynd
> Special needs teacher / web accessibility consultant
> education and outreach working group member, web accessibility initiative,
> W3C
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