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From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 07:20:59 -0700
Message-ID: <3566DB4B.F809A982@gorge.net>
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Ryoma writes: "Describing a graph instead of describing the information
it represents is very much literal translation. It obfuscates meaning
and subsitutes detail for discernment. No one (except, of course, an
authoritarian) would pay for it."

WL:: In fact that is exactly what sighted people pay for in graphs
because visual graphs do in fact obfuscate (in their attempt to
"discern") the data.  Blind people knew the Emperor was naked even when
he actually had his robes on!
-- 
Love.
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Received on Saturday, 23 May 1998 10:24:15 GMT

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