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Re: Meeting agenda

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert45@lycos.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 10:01:00 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
     The purpose of the guidelines is to make the web USABLE by ALL people 
with disabilities, not to insure that one or another group can "make" web 
pages. Just as a person who doesn't write well needs to solicite a partner 
to make a web page, so, a person who doesn't illustrate well needs to 
solicite a partner to make a web page.  Continuing to give one group of 
disabled persons priority over the rest is the problem in the guidelines 
that needs addressing.

     I will again remind that the site for the AFB is well illustrated, and 
the CAST site (made by two blind guys) is illustrated ... It's very doable.

     Again, we need to state very simply, clearly, forcefully, and at the 
highest priority level -- to ILLUSTRATE the text..... Illustrations are the 
"alt tags" for disabled and other users.


Anne Pemberton


On Thu, 12 Apr 2001 07:21:49
  Marti wrote:
 >> I subsection of 3 needs to explicitely state that illustrations MUST be
 >> present if text is there. This needs to be of the highest priority.
 > It seems to me that requiring illustrations as a high priority item would
 >mean that blind programmers could not produce "accessible" websites. I know
 >I keep going back to this, but it really seems we need a common vocabulary
 >of illustrations (like road signs in Europe), and perhaps a language
 >construct to support their use (alt_img anyone?)

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