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RE: Personae

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 00:42:45 -0600
Message-Id: <200403180652.i2I6glMP010003@jalopy.cae.wisc.edu>
To: "'Al Gilman'" <Alfred.S.Gilman@IEEE.org>, "'WAI-GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Personae are great.   But you need a lot of them to cover the great variety
of disability type, degree, onset etc  that represent the variety of
abilities and skills of these different users. 

Too small a set can give one a false sense of the range of users that are on
the web. 

So collecting all the personae is a good idea.   And filling in the gaps is
needed too.

 
Gregg

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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Al Gilman
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 12:39 PM
To: WAI-GL
Subject: Re: Personae


At 10:40 AM -0500 3/17/04, Joe Clark wrote:
>A topic that was discussed at the Toronto f2f and then essentially
>forgotten was the tried-and-true usability technique of developing
>personas (or indeed personae) to model various WCAG 2.0 users.
>
>Perhaps interestingly, MSN has posted details of some of the personae they
>use.
>
><http://advertising.msn.com/home/MSNPersonas.asp>
>

.. as has Industry Canada

http://www.cio-dpi.gc.ca/fap-paf/documents/accessibility/accesstb_e.asp

[with a lot of help from David MacDonald's outfit.]

Al

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