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RE: Sign language equivalents

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Mar 2002 16:35:23 -0500 (EST)
To: "Slaydon, Eugenia" <ESlaydon@beacontec.com>
cc: WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0203121631350.12453-100000@tux.w3.org>
Well, like all people with language difficulties they look for stuff that
helps. Multimedia (in this case graphic information), simple language,
interactivity, ...

like people with learning difficulties it is not true to say that they cannot
make any use of written language, just that it can provide a limited amount
of commmunication which needs to be augmented in large part.

As you pointed out, most people who are Deaf do still learn to read and
write, but they still have difficulty with this as a communication method.

(I should write more, but I have to go home before the last bus does)



On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Slaydon, Eugenia wrote:

  Thanks so much for the explanation Charles. It put things in a different
  light for me. Rather than being an alternate method of communication it
  really is a language unto itself. So how do sign language dependent
  individuals access the web? What do they look for or what is their method of
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