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Re: QED & Marshall McLuhan

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Tue, 08 Jun 1999 19:09:47 -0700
Message-Id: <4.1.19990608190734.019c48a0@mail.idyllmtn.com>
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
Cc: Kelly Ford <kford@teleport.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
At 01:35 PM 6/8/1999 , Anne Pemberton wrote:
>	Went to the site to see what graphics were included with the story and
>found none. Not even a Packer's helmet or a football (the Packers is a
>football team, isn't it?? I'm totally sports-phobic except for Winston Cup
>auto racing) to clue the reader who or what the story is about. 

I'm not sure I understand your critique, is it about "how they
could have done the story better" or is it about "accessibility
of the story"?  It seems to me that saying they need a football
on each page in order to make the site "accessible" is not really
an issue of access but of editorial/artistic judgment and design
criteria.

I have no idea how I would teach web designers that they MUST
include footballs on all football related web pages in order to
create accessible pages.  I am still completely lost and baffled
by the concepts that people are trying to express about web
sites being more accessible to those with cognitive disabilities
or inability to read.

--
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 Tuesday, 8 June 1999 22:10:10 GMT

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