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津 media-equivalence 波

From: ~:'' ありがとうございました。 <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 21:49:40 +0000
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listening to Hiroshi reminded me of the safety instructions that  
generally come with in-flight magazines.

imagine how hard to interpret, understand and follow, a text  
equivalent would be.

we nearly all benefit from the mimed gestures, the illustrations, the  
voice-over, and also most importantly the location and environment.

text is only one of many media, it happens that for some it may be  
more readily achievable on a limited budget.

WCAG2 gives text equivalence undue emphasis.

experiencing tsunami is surely very different to reading 津波


Jonathan Chetwynd
Accessibility Consultant on Learning Disabilities and the Internet

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020 7978 1764

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