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RE: Minutes from ever

From: Lisa Seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 14:45:56 +0200
To: "WAI \(E-mail\)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <003701c0593a$4231a960$3490003e@ndcil.com>
I think that the best practice examples should have some typical
implementations of the WAI in real life settings. I propose that we produce
some graphical best practice example sites.

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Kynn Bartlett
Sent: Monday, November 27, 2000 9:31 PM
To: William Loughborough; jonathan chetwynd; w3c
Subject: Re: Minutes from ever

At 10:36 AM -0800 11/27/00, William Loughborough wrote:
>Point to graphics that satisfy what you think needs satisfying,
>including where it's to go. If it works I assure you we will all
>salute it. If you expect anyone to believe that *ANY* graphics will
>suffice then I fear for your argument. If the meaning is obtained
>just from the presence then it might as well be a "decorative icon"
>and the judges as to which ones to select are very hard to find.

I've said it before and been ignored; I think the WAI pages need
some pictures of people with disabilities.

I also think we need more pictures of WAI staff members and working
groups at work -- such as photographs of WAI meetings.  I have some,
which are mostly unorganized, on my web site from the WCAG meeting
in Bristol (thanks to my digital camera); if anyone finds those
useful for illustrating what working groups do or how WAI functions,
they're more than welcome (with appropriate photo credit) to use

The WAI page is clearly designed by textually oriented folks and without
any sort of commercial motive; if outside contractors with graphic
artist skills were to bid on and design the WAI site, it would be
completely different and would take advantage of established, known
principles for conveying information visually (not just with text).
These principles are often discounted by certain WAI adherents,
though.  However, it is entirely possible to create a web site which
is both accessible and visually appealing; isn't that part of why
we're here in the first place?


Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Received on Tuesday, 28 November 2000 08:07:12 UTC

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