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Re: Meeting agenda

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert45@lycos.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 15:45:14 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

      Seems to me that we need to first get the images on the page before 
we decide if any are "extra" ... As it exists now, a user can turn off the 
"extra images", but the user cannot turn off the "extra words" ...

      The "needs" of visually impaired users are well met in the 
guidelines, but the needs of other disabled people are not.

       Just as there are different needs between limited vision folks from 
the needs of totally blind folks, so we cannot forget that there are 
totally non-text, non-readers whose needs are there, as well as those with 
limited abilities who need both illustrations AND text.


Anne Pemberton


On Thu, 12 Apr 2001 10:06:25
  Marti wrote:
 > I don't think anybody, including me is saying that we should not do
 >something in the area of both "clear simple writting" and "appropriate
 >illustrations".  What I am trying to say it that we need to make sure there
 >are some reasonable methods for people to meet those goals.  As it currently
 >stands there seems to be a large knowledge gap in how to go about
 >illustrating a site, this problem is not unique to the visually impaired.
 >As one person might have difficulty choosing the right words to describe an
 >image for the blind, someone else might have difficulty choosing the right
 >image to illustrate some words.
 >It would also seem that we need some language construct to support this, Alt
 >text is used, (at least paritally) so that visually oriented users don't
 >need to have all those "extra" words on the display, it would seem right to
 >have an "alt image" so that text oriented users don't need to have all those
 >"extra" images on the page.

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