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Re: F2F notes for discussion of illustrating text checkpoint

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 12:39:55 -0500
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Agreed and in the F2F I talked about annotating original works and using 
Web services to create alternative versions (copyright would be dealt with 
properly). It didn't make it back into my notes, but I believe it is 
captured in the minutes of Sunday afternoon.  For example, Recording for 
the Blind and Dyslexic make original works accessible by reading and 
recording them, other organizations translate books into Braille.  Perhaps 
someone will create a web service that produces illustrated versions of 
original works.  Or Cliff-Note like services that summarize.

However, the point I was trying to make in my notes, is that it would not 
be *required* to illustrate previously published works that were not 
illustrated by the original  author.


At 09:27 PM 3/30/02, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>In the reference below you suggest that putting an originally unillustrated
>document online means you don't have to illustrate it. I disagree. I don't
>think that there is any justification for suggesting that the original was
>accessible, and therefore there is no justification for suggesting that a
>version of it on the Web will be accessible.
>In order to make smomething accessible, it might be necessary to provide
>further information. (text equivalents for chart data are as much an example
>of this as visual illustrations of a set of instructions).
>There may be cases where the author decides that something should not be
>changed or added to in any way, for whatever reason. This decision has
>nothing to do with whether or not people can use the original content, and
>does not in any way render a checkpoint inapplicable.
>just my 2 cents worth.
>On Fri, 29 Mar 2002, Wendy A Chisholm wrote:
>   2. Illustrating text
>   quick summary:
>   what are common uses of illustrations already in use on the web, what are
>   some possible technological solutions, and what needs to be considered when
>   creating illustrations?  This is more of an outline of the things to
>   consider than of solutions.  It feels like a techniques document rather
>   than success criteria for a checkpoint, but they are issues I thought would
>   help us design success criteria.
>   http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2002/03/illustrating-text.html

wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
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