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Re: A proposal for changing the guidelines

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 14:49:07 -0000
Message-ID: <00cb01bf8cfd$63381ea0$c84b9fd4@myworkstation>
To: <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "Anne Pemberton" <apembert@crosslink.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Green Bus Red Bus.

Before this business about universal solutions goes too far, I'd like to
point out that I spend a fair amount of time doing ridiculous things like
painting the roses.

One will never be able to cater for all tastes, its a question of making a
decent attempt.

icydk if the bus is the wrong color it contains either no or the wrong
semantic content and no longer serves the intended purpose.
jay@peepo.com

Jonathan Chetwynd
special needs teacher and
web accessibility consultant.
----- Original Message -----
From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
To: <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, March 13, 2000 12:31 AM
Subject: RE: A proposal for changing the guidelines


> Gregg,
>
> Speaking for those who would prefer the pages with heavy graphics, perhaps
> even heavier than most pages are now (or at least more meat in the
> graphics!), I agree with your concerns. The graphics form must convey the
> fullness of the information, even tho it is sometimes difficult to
assemble
> sufficient graphics to convey the whole story. The goal of dynamically
> created pages should be to make the whole presentation: graphics, sound,
> multi-media, text, and mixes tailored to the user, all convey the same
> story. I suspect that before this can become realistic, authoriting tools
> will have to be able to generate the parts from the whole, and flag the
> author when a page has insuffucient graphics and/or text. Is this
possible?
>
> Anne
>
> At 04:07 PM 3/12/2000 -0600, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> >The bug-a-boo I see is ensuring that the alternative form created by the
> >server does indeed have all the information.    I wonder if we could
> >generate a set of rules that would do that.   I THINK (but I don't know)
> >that the current WCAG does that.   We just need an application note (or a
> >techniques doc section or supplement) that would make it clear exactly
how
> >to do that.   Once that was done - it would be interesting to see if it
> >would indicate that the language in the WCAG itself would need change (or
> >not) to tune it for this usage.
> >
> >Comments anyone?
> >
> >Gregg
>
> 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
>
>
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