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

From: Paul Adelson <paul.adelson@citicorp.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999 16:53:37 -0600
Message-Id: <199903102250.RAA17740@egate2.citicorp.com>
To: Isaac Kute <isaac@dorton-coll.ac.uk>
Cc: "'wai list'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
OK, I'll bite. What does it mean to "drive a computer", and why does it require
a licence?
 -- Paul

Isaac Kute wrote:

> 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
> >>
> >> --
> >> Hands-On Technolog(eye)s
> >> Touching The Internet:
> >> mailto:poehlman@clark.net
> >> ftp://ftp.clark.net/pub/poehlman
> >> http://poehlman.clark.net
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> >>
> >> ---sig off---
> >
> >
Received on Wednesday, 10 March 1999 17:49:13 GMT

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