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Re: ftf in Linz success criteria

From: jonathan chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2002 01:52:03 +0100
Message-ID: <001301c2305b$1440e670$723f29d9@RJCHETWYND>
To: <GV@TRACE.WISC.EDU>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

The fact is that for nearly all messages it is possible to illustrate some
of the text.
Different users will require different symbol sets, and it isn't
neccessarily sensible to attach symbols for ever word.
It isn't necessarily possible to do this simply and easily with current
email, or browser technology.

Guidelines such as we are discussing may well be difficult to illustrate,
graphically, but it is possible:
"This is a picture of me in front of my house" looks a bit stupid without
the picture, I think we can all agree.
We are not - that - far away from such a condition.

As Gregg well knows there are email user agents that do produce
illustrations, and can be set up to do this for any text.

As we are discussing a future draft(2.0) which has no deadline, as yet, it
is perfectly feasible that this will be more nearly appropriate and possible
at that time.
It is important to raise awareness now.
thanks Lisa, sorry to have missed the f2f

It is important that Corporate, and Government bodies provide some pages
that do comply with this concept.
In fact most already do, eg maps, diagrams, photographs etc.

Really, we may need to introduce this with something such as:
Consider whether your users have comprehension and reading problems, would
they benefit from additional illustrations. or
Ensure that 10% of all pages are designed to be understood by users without
reading skills,

jonathan chetwynd


----- Original Message -----
From: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <GV@TRACE.WISC.EDU>
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 6:09 AM
Subject: RE: ftf in Linz success criteria


>
> 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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