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Re: of musical notes -qq-dd- and telling a story.

From: Marja-Riitta Koivunen <marja@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 14:06:03 -0500
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To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 10:39 PM 3/14/2002 +0000, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>a significant number of students cannot identify a musical note as an
>indicator for music.
>these are students who are good communicators, and quite able to tell one
>whose music they like or not.

If you mean they cannot identify it originally, it is no surprise to me. 
Most of the icons need to be learned first.

Or do you mean they cannot remember it later after the icon has been 
explained, or they have more difficulties remembering it than other icons 
that they did not know originally. In that case I'm not sure, maybe they 
have never played or sung from notes and it therefore remains abstract and 
unconnected to anything familiar.


>I've not been able to discover what might be responsible for this problem,
>though it is certainly not a cultural one.
>More problematically, what other symbol could be used?
>context can be very helpful, a toolbar that 'tells a story' is here
>almost certainly you'll have problems with one or two symbols.
>I suppose I'll soon get around to using css instead of crudding it.
>but this is your very last chance to catch the one and only link from google
>to 'xhtml &nsp;'
>jonathan chetwynd
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