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Re: [Fwd: New Distance Learning Technology-Invitation To Beta Test]

From: Isaac Kute <isaac@dorton-coll.ac.uk>
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 18:48:37 -0000
Message-ID: <000a01be6a5d$728e8c40$141cfad4@1065343325>
To: <rich@accessexpressed.net>, "'wai list'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hi! Rich.

Thanks for your mail.  I personally don't believe there's anything wrong
with extending civil liberties to blind people.  Certainly, it gives me
great pleasure to be a blind driving instructor.  I mean questions have been
raised in the past about lifts in multi-storey car parks having braille
buttons.  Well! now you know why.

On a more serious note.  The driving licence is actually geared to certify a
person to drive a computer and that seems to be a perfectlly legal
certification to extend to the visually impaired.  The European computer
driving licence is just the first course of many that will be delivered
using VITA and the potential is great for visually impaired people.

Regards

Isaac Kute.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rich Caloggero <rich@accessexpressed.net>
To: 'wai list' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date: 09 March 1999 18:09
Subject: RE: [Fwd: New Distance Learning Technology-Invitation To Beta Test]


>I can't resist!
>So we, as visually impaired users, are being asked to participate in a
>driver's ed. course specifically designed to be accessible to visually
>impaired users? What's wrong with this situation? <smile>
>
>Seriously folks, making distance learning software accessible could be a
>big win for blind and visually impaired people. I think your doing a great
>job Mr. Kute.
>
>
>On Monday, March 08, 1999 5:09 PM, David Poehlman [SMTP:poehlman@clark.net]
>wrote:
>>
>>
>> ...putting me behind the wheel?...
>>
>> Isaac Kute wrote:
>> >
>> > The Royal London Society for the Blind and Eyecue Ltd. would like to
>> >
>> > extend an invitation to you and your members to participate in a BETA
>> >
>> > PROGRAMME for the new 'Dorton at a Distance' ECDL course.
>> >
>> > The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the first Open and
>> >
>> > Distance Learning Course available under the Dorton at a Distance
>> Programme.
>> >
>> > The course material and the delivery mechanism have both been
>> specifically
>> >
>> > adapted to enable access by visually impaired computer users.
>> >
>> > The ECDL and other courses to come are being delivered using
>breakthrough
>> >
>> > Internet technology using the VITA System (Visually Impaired Training
>> >
>> > Archive).
>> >
>> > Whilst we are confident that the VITA software is stable, there will
>> >
>> > always be room for improvement in the accessibility and usability of
>the
>> >
>> > software, and it is only through the feedback of a wide range of real
>> >
>> > users that the optimal configuration will be achieved.
>> >
>> > This is a real opportunity for you to be heard and for you to
>> >
>> > get your accessibility needs met.
>> >
>> > Details of this exciting technology can be found on our Web site.
>Simply
>> > point your browser to:
>> >
>> > http://www.dorton-coll.ac.uk
>> >
>> > You could also send mail to info@dorton-coll.ac.uk or use the return
>> >
>> > path to this message.
>> >
>> > Best Regards,
>> >
>> > Isaac Kute
>> >
>> > isaac@dorton-coll.ac.uk
>>
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>
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