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Re: Action Item

From: Tom Croucher <tcroucher@netalleynetworks.com>
Date: Sat, 11 Oct 2003 14:45:15 +0100
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, "Yvette P. Hoitink" <y.p.hoitink@heritas.nl>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-ID: <oprwvshpt2u930jj@mail.icet.co.uk>

I have to agree with Charles, in this cases a lot of the meaining is added 
by our understanding and we bend the concepts of the familiar images to fit 
our understanding. The empahsis here is on creating images which convey the 
meaning to someone who has no understanding.

Tom

On Sat, 11 Oct 2003 09:28:39 -0400 (EDT), Charles McCathieNevile 
<charles@w3.org> wrote:

> A common problem with Microsoft clip art is that the images are pretty
> familiar, but in so many different contexts that they don't have a lot of
> meaning.
>
> Chaals
>
> On Fri, 10 Oct 2003, Yvette P. Hoitink wrote:
>
>>
>> Maybe my tetrahedron can help as a source of inspiration? It's just 
>> standard
>> Microsoft clipart but I think the concepts are pretty international 
>> (please
>> correct me if I'm wrong).
>>
>> My version can be seen at <http://www.webeone.org/wcagtet.htm>. It's a
>> refinement of William Loughborough's idea to make the principles more
>> tangible using a tetrahedron.
>>
>> Yvette Hoitink
>> CEO Heritas, Enschede, The Netherlands
>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org
>>> [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Tom Croucher
>>> Sent: vrijdag 10 oktober 2003 10:25
>>> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>>> Subject: Fwd: Action Item
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------- Forwarded message -------
>>> From: Kerstin Goldsmith <kerstin.goldsmith@oracle.com>
>>> To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
>>> Subject: Action Item
>>> Date: Thu, 09 Oct 2003 20:10:36 -0700
>>>
>>> >
>>> > Hi, Folks.
>>> >
>>> > I like where Tom Croucher is going with the images of the 4
>>> > Principles.
>>> >  My only warning would be that, as this is an international effort,
>>> > images of hands and faces can be offensive in some
>>> cultures, so we will
>>> > likely want to do an internationalization check with
>>> Richard Ishida, et
>>> > al, at some point before going too far with any designs.
>>> >
>>> > That being said, my action item was to investigate whether
>>> or not any
>>> > of
>>> > the 4 Principles had any universally accepted images/icons
>>> already - or,
>>> > if not universally accepted, as least images/icons of some kind in
>>> > existence.  I have not been able to find any visual
>>> respresentations to
>>> > date, either through my own searching, or through my
>>> UI/Design Team.
>>> > Sorry.
>>> >
>>> > So, let the creative juices flow - I guess we can talk
>>> about assigning
>>> > folks the action item of coming up with proposals now?
>>> >
>>> > Cheers,
>>> > -Kerstin
>>> >
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>
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