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Re: Instant icon comprehension

From: ~:'' ありがとうございました。 <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2007 13:08:46 +0000
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To: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>

Given the context is a zoo, I think that we can probably agree that  
whilst we hadn't seen this icon before, recognition and understanding  
is instant in the context for most adults and some children.

A significant consideration is that ant text would only be understood  
by a minority, as it is a tourist attraction.

The web is international, and that suggests that icons may have a  
valuable part to play in some contexts.


Jonathan Chetwynd

On 18 Mar 2007, at 10:41, Sean Hayes wrote:

My wife said it means "hand biters about".

Maybe the context was the cage of some rabid small furry animals

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Subject: Instant icon comprehension

Instant icon comprehension

Yesterday I came across a sign, which may be of interest.

I wonder whether members can imagine the meaning and context.


More than one gloss was used.

best wishes

Jonathan Chetwynd
Accessibility Consultant on Learning Disabilities and the Internet

29 Crimsworth Road

020 7978 1764

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