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Re: Fw: QED & Marshall McLuhan

From: Mike Paciello <paciello@ma.ultranet.com>
Date: Mon, 7 Jun 1999 16:37:31 -0400
Message-ID: <014d01beb125$924738c0$278a06d1@default>
To: "Marti" <marti47@MEDIAONE.NET>, "jonathan chetwynd" <jay@peepo.com>, "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I saw this site a couple of months ago after receiving an initial notice
about it. I believe the designer is trying to demonstrate the use of visual
concepts more easily understood by individuals with cognitive disabilities
(exactly which cognitive disabilties, I do not know) as a means for
conveying web site links and tasks.

I won't pretend that it's easy to understand, but I have observed
demonstrations of children who learn vocabulary through images and graphics
where they could not learn via textual renditions or some other concept.

I assume that the designer is an expert in cognitive recognition and
science.

- Mike



----- Original Message -----
From: Marti <marti47@MEDIAONE.NET>
To: jonathan chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>; Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, June 07, 1999 3:28 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: QED & Marshall McLuhan


> After listening to this topic for a while I finally tried visiting the web
> site (peepo). And now I am really confused! I have no idea what the site
is
> about after a lot of 'looking around' I know there are a lot of
>  LINK-IMAGE and CLICK HERE but I have no idea what any of it does.
> Perhaps I am really being thick, but wouldn't the use of a screen reader
> help non-readers?  Why doesn't a site like this have useful tags and
links?
> Marti
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
> To: jonathan chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
> Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Date: Monday, June 07, 1999 3:34 PM
> Subject: Re: Fw: QED & Marshall McLuhan
>
>
> >At 07:22 AM 6/7/1999 , jonathan chetwynd wrote:
> >>Our site www.peepo.com is a drive thru.
> >
> >I just went there.  I don't understand it.  Maybe I'm too
> >literate or maybe I lack compassion, or maybe it just doesn't
> >make any sense to me.
> >
> >--
> >Kynn Bartlett <kynn@hwg.org>
> >President, Governing Board Member
> >HTML Writers Guild <URL:http://www.hwg.org>
> >Director, Accessible Web Authoring Resources and Education Center
> >  <URL:http://aware.hwg.org/>
> >
> >
>
Received on Monday, 7 June 1999 16:36:17 GMT

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