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RE: ftf in Linz success criteria

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 04:11:05 -0400 (EDT)
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <GV@TRACE.WISC.EDU>
cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0207170406260.4501-100000@tux.w3.org>

That isn't necessarily true. Just as some people don't understand text
clearly, and need illustration of it, some people don't understand pictorial
representations readily, and prefer to have text describning what can be
done.

I have cartons explaining the idea of adding illustration - I will try to get
copyright clearance to post them. (These are not my simplistic attempts at
http://www.w3.org/2001/08/mmcmn which I did as a quick hopefully evocative
illustration, but more carefully created ones done by an organisation whose
clients need them).

I don't think it is impossible to do what you are suggesting, however, and do
think it would be valuable. It is, of course, difficult. (A relatively simple
appraoch that helps some people is to record a sound file. Unfortunately,
there are many Deaf who find it difficult to read written language, so that
isn't going to solve the whole problem for everyone to be able to access
information).

Cheers

Chaals

On Wed, 17 Jul 2002, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:

>
>Hi Lisa,
>
>I just don't see how this is possible.   Could you show me what you mean
>by posting all your comments to this list with picture equivalents for
>all the text and illustrations for all instructions.
>
>This either sounds impossible or I don't understand what you are
>suggesting.  In either case -- it would be solved if you would just
>follow your suggestions for all postings to this list.
>
>> - use markup to support the conversion of test into non text
>> -supply an illustration for each instruction
>> - create a non text equivalent for all textual content.
>
>Thanks much.
>
>Gregg
>
>------------------------------------
>Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
>Ind Engr - Biomed - Trace,  Univ of Wis
>gv@trace.wisc.edu
>
>
>
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
>Behalf
>> Of Lisa Seeman
>> Sent: Tuesday, July 16, 2002 7:34 AM
>> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>> Subject: ftf in Linz success criteria
>>
>>
>> I was asked to write up the success criteria from Avi Bentz and me for
>4.2
>>
>> here they are:
>>
>> - use markup to support the conversion of test into non text
>> -supply an illustration for each instruction
>> - create a non text equivalent for all textual content.
>>
>> We are intending to continue working on these by email.
>>  let the debate begin......
>>
>>
>> All the best,
>>
>> Lisa Seeman
>>
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