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Re: Back to Principle 1

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 10:15:55 -0400
Message-Id: <Version.32.20000717004329.040d6e20@pop.iamdigex.net>
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.

Received on Monday, 17 July 2000 10:11:57 UTC

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