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Re: http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-wcag2-req-20020426/

From: lisa <lisa@jctech.co.il>
Date: Fri, 03 May 2002 13:18:57 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
yup, a busy screen is a disaster, I am not sure about the solution.
People
with AADD that I worked with benefited from color highlighting and the
use
of color for emphasis of structure.

I adopted a template at work for specks  and minutes specifically with
AADD
in mind were color was a major part of helping people focus on that they
needed to know. The change in productivity was astounding. People new
what
they needed to know.

I would not recommend  to people to publish a 10,000 word specification
document (I kid you not) without use of color and expect persons with
ADD to
find the information that they need.

My project plans also use color for different peoples names so that it
is
easy to find were you are without reading a million similar initial (the
dyslexic in me talking - otherwise I can end up doing the work for
anyone
with initials SL, LZ, IS ..... )

These documents are often web or intranet based.

All the best,
Lisa Seeman


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 > a quick comment.   under section 6 disabilities,  one significant
group of
people seem to be overlooked.  this is probably partly due to the lack
of
understanding and embaressment.
 > AADD (Adult Attention Deficit disorder) and similar disorders.  One of
the
problems is the distractablity of such individuals which can be made
worse
by color and "busy" websites
 > the real solution is a text only monocromatic screen (almost the same
requirement as screen readers)  GUI's are a disaster.
 > the solutions are being able, either locally or via some web based
operation to display the content of the site in text.  so far the best
viewer is Lynx with some others being usable.
 >
 > thanks
 >



All the best,

Lisa Seeman
Widen the world web




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