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

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 14:50:55 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200001262250.OAA06498@netcom.com>
To: apembert@crosslink.net, charles@w3.org, jay@peepo.com, phoenixl@netcom.com
Cc: nir@nirdagan.com, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi, Anne

The context in which the statement was made was when a blind person and
a sighted person might need to reference the same dynamically
generated web page.  In this situation, it is probably easier for
a sighted person to use a web page designed for a blind user than it
is for a blind person to use a web page designed for a sighted user.

If they need not be referencing the same dynamically web page, then your
comments are reasonable.

Scott


> Scott,
> 	A sighted person could use web pages designed for blind user only to the
> same extent that blind persons can use web pages designed for "average"
> users. Blind persons *can* use web pages loaded with graphics and missing
> alt tags as long as there is some text or sound. Likewise, sighted users
> *can* use web pages without graphics and visual formatting. But neither
> user is well served. The blind users can't access the information in the
> graphics, and the sighted users can't access graphics that aren't there. I
> suspect that the blind person who made this statement is mis-informed on
> the prevelence of sighted users who depend on the visual elements as surely
> as blind users depend on their speech synthesizers. A blind user without
> speech equipment would find an all-text presentation as useless as a
> cognitively impaired person would. 
> 
> 					Anne
> Anne L. Pemberton
> http://www.pen.k12.va.us/Pav/Academy1
> http://www.erols.com/stevepem/Homeschooling
> apembert@crosslink.net
> Enabling Support Foundation
> http://www.enabling.org
Received on Wednesday, 26 January 2000 17:51:18 GMT

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