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RE: Seamless Accessibility (was Re: your mail)

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 15:38:47 -0400 (EDT)
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charlesn@sunrise.srl.rmit.edu.au>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.3.96.980523153825.13963L-100000@shell.clark.net>
how about a selectable default view?


On Sat, 23 May 1998, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

> Right now I am using a text-only connection to read my mail and browse. 
> When I come to a page designed as Liam describes, I will have no ideas 
> what that page will be like if I swap to a full PPP connection and a 
> graphical browser. Let alone knowing what the objects I cannot see are.
> 
> This is discrimination on a massive scale. It is also the antithesis of 
> portability/interoperabiliity - it is creating various classes of user, 
> allowing each to imagine they are the only class of user, and not letting 
> them know if ther is something they are missing - an intensely 
> authoritarian approach to information dissemination.
> 
> Charles McCathieNevile
> 
> 
> 
> On Fri, 22 May 1998, Liam Quinn wrote:
> 
> > At 12:01 PM 22/05/98 -0700, Waddell, Cynthia wrote:
> > >Regarding  D-links- 
> > >What about making them the same color of the background?  The screenreader
> > >will still see it.
> > 
> > LQ::  I don't want the screenreader to see it unless the user of the
> > screenreader explicitly asks for it.  D-links describe what images look
> > like and thus tell the non-visual user that she's viewing a visual page.
> > As an author, I want every user to think that the page is made specifically
> > for her, so I don't want the non-visual user to get distracting remnants of
> > anything visual.
> > 
> > The description linked to by a D-link is not important for communicating
> > the content of a page.  The content of the image is expressed by the ALT
> > attribute in the case of the IMG element and by the element content in the
> > case of OBJECT.
> > 
> > -- 
> > Liam Quinn
> > Web Design Group            Enhanced Designs, Web Site Development
> > http://www.htmlhelp.com/    http://enhanced-designs.com/
> > 
> > 
> 

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