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Re: Making decisions: helping people who have difficulty deciding for themselves

From: Neil Morris <neil@pop3.poptel.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 00:45:55 +0100
Message-ID: <X+tg7$azkmE9EwMb@onetel.net.uk>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Jonathan I have to admit I am bit frustrated at you using this document 
as an example of good practice. I have been in several meetings where 
people with learning difficulties have severely challenged the whole 
nature of this document, especially its approach to accessibility.

For some unknown reason it appears that the people involved at the Lord 
Chancellor's Department did not listen to advice given by people with 
learning difficulties about the way the information was presented.

In any consideration of the document as an example of good practice it 
is essential that this is noted.

In message <00a701c217d2$62f5eb90$0500a8c0@RJCHETWYND>, jonathan 
chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com> writes
>this is a consultation paper, the link will tell you far more about
>it's authority than I can.
>It certainly intends to help develop an understanding of what is
>undoubtedly a very complex issue.
>Please note that 6 audiences have been addressed, and each has it's own
>'A guide for people with learning difficulties' is one of them. This is
>shorter, and in a larger font.
>Each leaflet covers a slightly different selection of topics.
>please take the time to have a good look, this could help inform
>development of suitable text based resources, of this type.
>(>xenophon's expedition of cyrus, > john masters' bhowani junction,
>>and this a professional tool.)
>How could the relation between the texts be expressed (semantically, if
>you must) in such a way as to aid understanding and future development?
>jonathan chetwynd

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