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Can we have more information

From: Lisa Seeman <seeman@netvision.net.il>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 08:16:11 -0800
To: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>, WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-id: <013701c175cc$92bbbd80$d790003e@dev1>
We are trying to gather as much information on cognitive disabilities as
possible.
Although I was aware of Hyperlexia, were text is often more useful then
illustrations, I was not aware of a disability group whose perception was
impaired by illustrative non animated illustrations.

Could you provide more information about this Jim.
It is exactly the kind of information that we need to include as many
disabilities as possible.
Thanks,
L
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
To: "Jim Ley" <jim@jibbering.com>; "Lisa Seeman" <seeman@netvision.net.il>;
"WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, November 24, 2001 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: Clear and simple writing


> At 5:18 PM +0000 11/24/01, Jim Ley wrote:
> >  "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?
>
> Hold on a sec here.  I was with you until the "do not get distracted"
> part.  I haven't found any reason to suspect that the standard behavior
> built into web browsers isn't sufficient for allowing those "who do
> not understand images well compared to text" to avoid distraction.
>
> Is there even such a group that's readily identifiable, by the way,
> or is this merely yet another knee-jerk reaction to the idea of
> illustrations on web sites?
>
> --Kynn
>
> --
> Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
> http://www.kynn.com/
>
Received on Sunday, 25 November 2001 01:19:14 GMT

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