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RE: Extended technological accessibility?

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Fri, 18 Nov 2005 19:38:07 -0500
Message-Id: <200511190038.jAJ0c928007521@mail4.magma.ca>
To: "'Luca Mascaro'" <info@lucamascaro.info>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>



I think it is great to give kids of the world computers. 

My one concern is repetitive strain injury...If these children are not set
up properly at workstations ergonomically, it could result in an epidemic...

Laptops are notorious for there higher levels of bringing on RSI...

In that case the computer would be causing a disabilities rather than
providing a level playing field.


.Access empowers people
            .barriers disable them.

 www.eramp.com


-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Luca Mascaro
Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 3:50 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Extended technological accessibility?

Dear WG Member,
the Doctor Negroponte and his team at MIT has launced a prototype of
low cost laptop (100 US $ whit low tecnical characteristic) for the
ONU's information society activity.

http://laptop.media.mit.edu

Theirs objective is extend the internet society on 5 billions of peoples.
Is that the new frontier of accessibility?

Regards

--
Luca Mascaro
CTO Phiware Engineering Sagl
User Experience and Interface Designer / Engineer
W3C HTML and WCAG Working Group Member
Received on Saturday, 19 November 2005 00:38:20 GMT

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