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RE: 4.1 and satire

From: john_slatin <john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu>
Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 11:44:54 -0500
Message-ID: <6AC4E20EED49D411941400D0B77E52F0074B91AD@forum.cc.utexas.edu>
To: "'jonathan chetwynd'" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, john_slatin <john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu>
Cc: Web Content Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Actually, Jonathan, there's a great deal of art that isn't accessible, and a
good deal of it is quite deliberately inaccessible-- the work of the High
Modernists in English and American poetry is a good example (T.S. Eliot, for
instance)  And some artists don't care a fig whether or not their work
sells.

I posed my query in all seriousness, though: is it possible for satire of
the sort I described to claim conformance to checkpoint 4.1 at any level?

John

John Slatin, Ph.D.
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University of Texas at Austin
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-----Original Message-----
From: jonathan chetwynd [mailto:j.chetwynd@btinternet.com] 
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2002 11:03 am
To: john_slatin
Cc: Web Content Guidelines
Subject: Re: 4.1 and satire


Our students* have almost no, or at least very little understanding of pun.
I understood it is a common misconception that some nationalities fail 
to see the irony.
the joke is lost in the telling? doing rather than talking, gosh i bore 
even myself on occassion.

another reason why triple AAA ranking should require that its meaning is 
understood by all.
AA is quite enough for any drier intellect, and really A should suffice.

Art is accessible, it has to sell.

jonathan chetwynd

with severe learning difficulties
Received on Friday, 7 June 2002 12:44:56 GMT

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