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Re: Illustrating Guidelines

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2001 06:47:47 -0700
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To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
At 06:26 AM 5/9/01 -0400, Anne Pemberton wrote:
>Oops, sorry

Speaking only for myself I would apologize for taking so long to 
acknowledge the "Pemberton Principle" - which you already knew: 
Illustrations are acceptable for all, useful for many, mandatory for some.

They are "refusable" for those who don't like/want/need them and this is 
nice from a privacy/privelege/priority view.

The details don't really matter. Once the very first example (checkpoint 
3.1) is seen it is clear that the skills of a specialist can make this 
"principle" an integral part of WCAG 2. I hold little hope that much of the 
kind can be done with earcons/sounds because the implementations of those 
possibilities is still so primitive.

I fervently hope that this sort of thing will pervade W3C space soon.

Received on Wednesday, 9 May 2001 09:46:24 UTC

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