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Re: The third thing I don't like about the WAI-IG list

From: Taylor-Made <taymade@netnitco.net>
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 12:37:06 -0600
Message-ID: <006701be3748$11cbe260$2019d9cd@taymade.netnitco.net>
To: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <jonathan@peepo.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Unfortunately the needs of the few do not out-weight the needs of the many
in this situation.  But that will hopefully change in the near future.

It would be very helpful if search engines had a way of stating that a site
was accessible when it came up on a search.  But I have yet to come across a
search engine that does.

We just have to keep plugging away.

Joyce Taylor
jtaylor@taymade.com
-----Original Message-----
From: Jonathan Chetwynd <signbrowser@signbrowser.free-online.co.uk>
To: Charles F. Munat <coder@acnet.net>; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
<w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date: Sunday, January 03, 1999 8:02 AM
Subject: Re: The third thing I don't like about the WAI-IG list



I have only recently joined the list. I teach adults with learning
difficulties who are mostly non-readers.

I feel that the arguments about accessibility are misplaced.

One persons paradise is another's hell.
Japanese language sites have their uses and probably will do so for the
foreseeable future.
That is I suggest that my group would benefit MOST by finding sites that are
already extant and accessible.

I am looking for and researching search engines that allow one to qualify
the content.

Interactivity
Whitespace
Filesize
Number of words
Flesch reading ease

Well these are a few, and you will have your own

Why is their not a search engine that uses personal Qualia to refine the
search?

jonathan
jonathan@peepo.com (UK)
Received on Sunday, 3 January 1999 13:37:02 GMT

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