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RE: 28 March 2001 working draft

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 09:36:06 -0500
Message-ID: <5DCA49BDD2B0D41186CE00508B6BEBD0022DAE2D@wdcrobexc01.ed.gov>
To: "'Anne Pemberton'" <apembert@erols.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Dear Anne,
I very much like your suggested comment, but this could be an addition to
and not a replacement for the sentence you don't like.  The technique of
highlighting words as the text is spoken is extremely common.  It is used
for early education software (titles too numerous to list) and in AT
oriented products like Write:Outloud, AiSquared VisAbility, Kurzweil 3000,
and a several others.  You are mistaken when you claim that this scenario is
"very wrong and misleading".
-- Bruce

> ----------
> From: 	Anne Pemberton
> Sent: 	Thursday, March 29, 2001 8:16 AM
> To: 	Wendy A Chisholm; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: 	Re: 28 March 2001 working draft
> 
> At 06:42 PM 3/28/01 -0500, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
> > Finally, the resolutions from the March 2 F2F have been incorporated as 
> > well as discussion from last week.  Latest draft is at: 
> > http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20010328.html
> 
> Wendy, In the "Presentation and Interaction"  section of the introduction,
> you listed a few scenarios of how disabled people use the web, but the
> last
> one is very wrong and misleading.
> 
> > Someone who does not read well may want to hear the information and
> > see words highlighted as they are read. 
> 
> This is not how people who don't read well use and want to use the web --
> they want to study the illustrations to discern the content, perhaps
> reading headlines and highlights, and only as much text as absolutely
> essential to tease out the understanding. What I've been told by those who
> work with this population and web access, is that making the text hearable
> solves little of the problem, that the greatest need is still for
> illustrations. The comment could read:
> 
> "Someone who does read well will depend on the illustrations provided in
> order to understand the information."
> 
> 					Anne
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