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Re: [w3c-wai-gl] <none>

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2002 22:53:11 -0500 (EST)
To: "Lori L. Paparteys" <llpapar@dmcom.net>
cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0203312251100.12016-100000@tux.w3.org>
I think "the inability to interpret and/or formulate language symbols", from
the list below, would cover dyslexia. (Although it might not be obvious to
someone with dyslexia, or  with an inability or disability with regards to
interpreting or formulating language symbols).

My only other idea about what it means is people who don't understand sign
language,because they grew up having to use spoken languages. But that seems
unlikely.

Cheers

Chaals

On Fri, 1 Mar 2002, Lori L. Paparteys wrote:

  As I'm sitting reading our current revision of the WCAG requirements,
  does anyone else think of Dyslexia in this section? I know of people
  that have to carry notes to themselves with how to write certain
  characters and things like that also. Is there anyone with ideas on
  how these can be overcome, or am I opening up a "can of worms" so to
  speak? I know even with me, I'll be reading something and my words
  will get mixed up so I can't read correctly anymore and I'll have to
  put a straight edge of some kind down just to distinguish words and
  sentences. It's harder to explain exactly, but it makes it hard
  sometimes as I'm a web programmer.

  #####################################################################
  5. Clearly identify who benefits from accessible content
  WCAG 2.0 will clearly identify who will benefit from each
  requirement..
  WCAG 2.0 will address as completely as possible the needs of users
  with
     blindness,
     low vision,
     color deficit or distortions,
     deafness,
     hearing loss,
     impairments of intelligence, memory, or thinking,
     the inability to interpret and/or formulate language symbols,
     learning disabilities,
     speech impairments,
     paralysis, weakness, and other problems with movement and
     coordination of limbs,
     photo sensitive epilepsy,
     and combinations thereof.
  #####################################################################

  Lori


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