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Fw: QED & Marshall McLuhan

From: jonathan chetwynd <jonathan@signbrowser.free-online.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 15:22:23 +0100
Message-ID: <003d01beb0f1$5778e420$cc7338d4@omnibook1>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
and another lacking sympathy, are illiterates to be banned from the web,
because they cannot create sites with text tools.

The fact is there are other means. and I have tried to collect links to a
few on our site.

Not a plug, but a demand for W3C to face the music and stop copping out.

jay@peepo.com

Our site www.peepo.com is a drive thru.
When you see a link of interest, click on it.
Move the mouse to slow down.
It is a graphical aid to browsing the www.
We value your comments.

----- Original Message -----
From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
To: jonathan chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
Sent: Monday, June 07, 1999 2:27 PM
Subject: Re: QED & Marshall McLuhan


> JC:: "For non readers with cognitive disability, it comes close to being
> a paradigm or inaccessability."
>
> WL: Your email is exactly as close to being such a paradigm as is the
> W3C site.  If I could not read, I could not read your email.  Is there
> any solution to that?  I've been following your posts for a while and
> still don't find any solution to the age-old problem of how one might
> read without being literate.  If you can think of any way to resolve
> this, it would be gladly received but the notion of putting colors into
> words, or describing sounds without making the sounds seems, well, out
> of the realm of possibility.  Please disabuse me of this notion.  I know
> how frustrating it is to be illiterate from my days as a two-year-old
> and whenever I encounter a site in Japanese, but I've never seen a
> proposal for getting around that - other than learning to read.
>
> --
> Love.
>             ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
> http://dicomp.pair.com
>
Received on Monday, 7 June 1999 10:28:42 GMT

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