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

From: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 06:33:16 +0100
Message-ID: <022101c218e5$24cf54a0$0500a8c0@RJCHETWYND>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Neil Morris" <neil@pop3.poptel.org.uk>

Neil, how does the saying go?Any publicity is good publicity?
The number of (UK)government (or corporate) documents created for people
with LD is very limited indeed.

It was posted because of its (fairly unique) construction, addressing a
variety of audiences as it does.
And because it might 'inform development of suitable text based resources',
which is very different.
It was not posted as an example of good LDD practice, it is for others to
judge this merit.

Please continue to add something constructive to the debate, alternative
documents, would be very welcome, and let's not fight amongst ourselves.

thanks

jonathan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Morris" <neil@pop3.poptel.org.uk>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 12:45 AM
Subject: Re: Making decisions: helping people who have difficulty deciding
for themselves



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
>http://www.lcd.gov.uk/consult/family/decision.htm
>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
>leaflet.
>'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?
>
>thanks
>
>jonathan chetwynd

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Neil
Received on Friday, 21 June 2002 01:33:31 GMT

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