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Re: Can we have more information

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2001 15:27:43 -0000
Message-ID: <00a101c175c6$1112be60$853c70c2@7020CT>
To: "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
"Lisa Seeman" <seeman@netvision.net.il>:

> 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
> impaired by illustrative non animated illustrations.
> Could you provide more information about this Jim.

I only know of my own experiences, it's not a disability - in that it has
no effect on my life, we live in a text (and speech) world.  All I know is
that illustrations which try to give understanding generally cause me
confusion, because I begin to doubt what I've read.

There's a game I've played where you have illustrations which are very
similar to those suggested for illustrating ideas.  I don't understand
them, even after I know what they're trying to portray, yet I'm quite good
at the game, because it's done with lots of people guessing at once, and I
get it from their words, rather than the illustration itself - in fact I
found it easier to not look at the illustration at all.

It doesn't disable me - I can do everything I need, the current
suggestions are that these alternate illustrations help "everyone" and not
just some, so it's okay if they are shown to everyone (only needing to be
hidden if _all_ images are hidden.)

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