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RE: Multiple versions of a web page

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 20:09:13 -0800
Message-Id: <200112250409.fBP49DWp008357@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: cyns@microsoft.com, kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com, phoenixl@sonic.net, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi, Kynn

I'm really not sure what to do about cognitive disabilities,
especially because the needs of one cognitivie disability
can be in conflict with the needs of another cognitive disability,
e.g. more images versus more text.

I was thinking that a "no frills version" might be somewhat universal
because it could be used by blind people if an appropriate format is developed,
by people with older computers and browsers and by people who have low
band width.  However, it doesn't really address people with other needs,
e.g. small screen real estate.

Another word which was suggested was "generic", which is probably slightly
better, but might still imply more diversity than is really provided.

Any ideas?

Scott

> At 11:17 AM -0800 12/21/01, Scott Luebking wrote:
> >If the first is called the 'universal' format (I'm still looking for
> >another name), it would be just a matter of having the 'universal'
> tree, e.g.  www.zzz.com/universal
> 
> I agree it needs a different name -- if just for the reason that it's
> absurd to suggest that a page which meets the needs for a blind user
> is necessarily going to be the best format for meeting the needs of
> a user with cognitive disabilities.
> 
> --Kynn
Received on Monday, 24 December 2001 23:09:17 GMT

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