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Re: Clear and simple writing

From: Lisa Seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 20:17:51 -0800
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>, WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-id: <008501c17568$26be7870$d790003e@dev1>
Firstly I would be surprised if I misunderstood Will  - Will your comments
please. - maybe better not.

Secondly you do not need  alternate content. I do not know who is distracted
by non animated, relevant, illustrative pictures. It does not distract from
text but illustrates it. If text works for you, great ignore the
illustrations. but allow me to include people who are not like you.
Accessibility does not mean removing or minimizing pictorial content.

Let us say that again:

Accessibility does not mean removing or minimizing pictorial content.

However If I am wrong on that, feel free to actually read Charles email from
a few hours ago on what we did in Melbourne and you will see a nice example
of a code snippet of Ruby used for just these type of problems.

All the best,
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>
To: "Lisa Seeman" <seeman@netvision.net.il>; "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2001 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: Clear and simple writing

> "Lisa Seeman":
> > I would like to add the obvious one, that :
> > 1, pictorial representation should be provided of each instruction, (if
> you
> > can not do it in one picture, it is time to split up the instructions)
> Surely this is alternative content? and therefore needs to be marked up in
> such a way so that those of us who do not understand images well compared
> to text do not get distracted - how do you do this within current HTML
> implementations alternative pages?
> > 2, diagrammatic representation should be provided for relationships and
> flow
> > of ideas. The subject could be shown at the center, with the various
> ideas
> > radiating outwards. Branches and sub-branches indicate the hierarchical
> > relationships between ideas, and visual cues are used to associate ideas
> > with easily recalled symbols
> Again confusing unless it can be removed easily for those who do not
> understand images, this is alternative content, it is not content. (and as
> such is covered by other parts of the guidelines than clear and simple
> writing.)
> Jim.
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