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RE: alternative content for cognitive disabilities

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2001 13:55:47 -0400 (EDT)
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
cc: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@opendesign.com>, Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0104231355380.26598-100000@tux.w3.org>
Yes, true.


On Mon, 23 Apr 2001, Anne Pemberton wrote:

  Charles, The summary needs to be oresented with the page illustrations,
  especially the topical illustration.


  At 10:29 PM 4/22/01 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
  >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.
  >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.
  Anne Pemberton


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