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Web Accessibility in Popular Culture

From: Sean B. Palmer <sean@mysterylights.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 14:18:21 -0000
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To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
The way in which the World Wide Web is presented on popular infotainment
type media is highly important to the publics perception of it, and hence
its accessibility. In that vein, the Web was recently portrayed in a
popular comedy series recently in the U.K. The character in question
created his first Web page... what did it consist of? Lots of animated GIFs
and very noisy background images. However, the punchline was: "You'd think
all of those moving pictures, and noisly background sounds would be
annoying...but they aren't", with the rest of the family looking horrified.
In other words, maybe the world is starting to catch on that accessibility
of the Web is important after all...
The characters later attempts were very interesting, and I may actually try
to emulate these, but in an accessible format, just to see if it is
possible or not...

Kindest Regards,
Sean B. Palmer
"Perhaps, but let's not get bogged down in semantics."
   - Homer J. Simpson, BABF07.
Received on Monday, 8 January 2001 09:24:03 UTC

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