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RE: alternative content for cognitive disabilities

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 22:29:58 -0400 (EDT)
To: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@opendesign.com>
cc: "'Anne Pemberton'" <apembert@erols.com>, Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0104222227160.32418-100000@tux.w3.org>
Another possiblity for an assistive technology is one that looks for the
"summary" which is in metadata, or is linked by metadata, and presents that
instead of the original page, or before the original, or as well as...

This can be done using the Annotea system developed at W3C pretty readily.
Hopefully I will get time to produce an example next week.

Chaals

On Fri, 20 Apr 2001, Cynthia Shelly wrote:

  AP: If it's not visible, to whom is it useful anyway?

  CS: It can be used by assistive technologies designed for this group of
  users, much like alt text is used by screen readers.  Alt text is not
  normally visible either, but it is standardized metadata (of a sort) that
  works with the assistive technology used by blind users -- the screen
  reader.

  One possible assistive technology would be browser add-on that showed the
  summary instead (or ahead) of the non-alternative content.  Hidden metadata
  about a page can also be used by search engines and indexing services, so
  that you could, for example, search for information about George Washington
  written to a 3rd grade reading level.  Another browser add-on could
  automatically filter all searches for appropriate reading level.  I'm sure
  there are others too, but you get the idea.
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