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[Fwd: [webwatch] Re: How do I answer this???]

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 10:34:05 -0400
Message-ID: <3732F9DD.2DEF4772@clark.net>
To: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I know we've raised this here before but it is being discussed and
perhaps this synopsis is what is needed to get a ball rolling?


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [webwatch] Re: How do I answer this???
Date: Fri, 07 May 1999 06:59:29 -0700
From: love26@gorge.net (William Loughborough)
Reply-To: "webwatch" <webwatch@telelists.com>
To: "webwatch" <webwatch@telelists.com>
References:
<3.0.5.32.19990506084556.007c81f0@apembert.pop.crosslink.net><3.0.5.32.19990506181831.007cf280@apembert.pop.crosslink.net>
<3.0.5.32.19990507083304.007c4c60@apembert.pop.crosslink.net>

AP:: "I would like to see a guideline that specified graphics be
included on every page with text .... perhaps a minimum of one/two
graphics per screen page to aid understanding for those who NEED them
and those who are helped by them. Such a guideline could insure that
consideration for including graphics would be extended to
"information"
pages as well as "entertainment" pages."

WL: I would like to see an example that would go with such a
guideline.
Most of us can describe our graphics with words but the other way
around
isn't "intuitively obvious" how to do.  E.g. how would you illustrate
the email containing what I quoted above?  Perhaps "illustrate" is the
wrong word?  Would the graphics associated with the sites that contain
the language for the ADA be made more accessible by pictures, and if
so
how to decide what pictures?  Etc., etc.  It is simple to wish for
such
a thing (I wish my computer would do what I want it to do instead of
what I tell it to do) but not easy to implement it - in fact in
pragmatic terms often impossible.

AP:: "I would also like to see guidelines that suggested use of frames
for large web sites so that the links to other parts of the site are
visually available no matter where the user is in the site."

WL: Again, how would this work?  I'm one of those "impaired by age"
and
I just don't see how putting frames would help but perhaps if you
could
be more specific?
-- 
Love.
            ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
http://dicomp.pair.com
Received on Friday, 7 May 1999 10:33:30 GMT

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