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Stretching the Analogy

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 25 May 1998 18:41:52 -0700
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To: Liam Quinn <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 09:22 p.m. 05/25/98 -0400, Liam Quinn wrote:
>At 09:06 PM 25/05/98 -0400, Kasday, Leonard R (Len), ALTEC wrote:
>>	By the way, just to reveal a personal preferance, I prefer to watch
>>non-English films with subtitles instead of films which dub into English to
>>attempt a seamless presentation.    It particularly annoys me to discover a
>>film is dubbed without being told.

>LQ::  It seems like you're saying that Web pages presented in non-visual
>environments have been dubbed and that the natural medium for Web pages is
>visual.  I'll assume that I'm misinterpreting your analogy.

>There is no dubbing required for presenting a Web page seamlessly in
>non-visual environments.  The point of seamless accessibility is that the
>page adjusts naturally to all browsing environments.  The non-English film
>dubbed into English is not seamless.

Ideally, all movies would come on laserdisc, with optional
subtitles for several languages that can be turned on by the
user, and alternate versions available dubbed into a similar
variety of languages. :)  So the user can select whatever 
they want.

That's how _I_ see the web working, with regard to seamless

Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
Vice President, Marketing and Outreach, HTML Writers Guild
Education & Outreach working group member, Web Accessibility Initiative
Received on Monday, 25 May 1998 21:34:39 UTC

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