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Re: New York Times web site

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 08:28:47 -0000
Message-ID: <004801bf746a$4c92aea0$67479fd4@signbrowser>
To: "Michael Burks" <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>, "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>, "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Cc: "Dick Brown" <dickb@microsoft.com>, "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@netcom.com>, "w3c" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
People with cognitive disability also benefit from text summaries and small
images where bandwidth is limited.

large amounts of text offer a poor solution to bandwidth where english is
not the first language. small graphics are an enormous benefit in aiding
comprehension.

Michael Burks wrote

> It(text only) might also be the best way to convey information to low
bandwidth
areas,
> which includes a large portion of the world.
>


jay@peepo.com

Jonathan Chetwynd
Special needs teacher / web accessibility consultant
education and outreach working group member, web accessibility initiative,
W3C
----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Burks <mburks952@worldnet.att.net>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>; Scott Luebking
<phoenixl@netcom.com>
Cc: <dickb@microsoft.com>; <phoenixl@netcom.com>; <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>;
<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 4:38 AM
Subject: RE: New York Times web site


> All,
> It might also be the best way to convey information to low bandwidth
areas,
> which includes a large portion of the world.
>
> Sincerley,
>
> Mike BUrks
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Kynn Bartlett
> Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2000 11:38 PM
> To: Scott Luebking
> Cc: dickb@microsoft.com; phoenixl@netcom.com; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org;
> w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> Subject: RE: New York Times web site
>
>
> At 08:19 PM 2/10/2000 , Scott Luebking wrote:
> >That was the checkpoint I was referring to.  However, my statement
> >was not about text-only web sites, but web sites with parallel
> >graphic and text-only web pages which the checkpoint strongly
> >urges avoiding unless absolutely necessary.
>
> "absolutely necessary" is hard to define.
>
> Note, also, that it doesn't forbid the creation of text-only
> sites for _non-disability-access_ reasons.  For example, it's
> possible that they think a text-only site is the best way to
> convey their information or they're trying to cater to a Lynx
> crowd.
>
>
> --
> Kynn Bartlett                                    mailto:kynn@hwg.org
> President, HTML Writers Guild                    http://www.hwg.org/
> AWARE Center Director                          http://aware.hwg.org/
>
>
Received on Friday, 11 February 2000 04:25:52 GMT

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