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Re: Back to Principle 1

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 10:15:55 -0400
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To: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>, Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 11:55 AM 2000-07-17 +1000, Jason White wrote:
>
>This is essentially what Gregg suggested at the meeting. The difficult
>aspect is that it applies not just to the whole of the content, but to
>parts of it (for instance, if the auditory component of a multimedia
>presentation is unavailable, one should provide captions instead of
>offering, as the only alternative, a transcript of the entire
>presentation, so that users can view the visual component while having
>synchronized access to the captions). However, these subtleties can be
>explained in the text and it may not, perhaps, be essential that they also
>be made clear in the words of the principle itself.
> 

Actually, minimizing the difference between the adapted experience and the
nominal experience is yet another global principle in its own right.  It is
not a go/no-go principle, but it is something that the overall process does
need to pay attention to.

Al
Received on Monday, 17 July 2000 10:11:57 GMT

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