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Re: Illustrations on web sites (was RE: Self-voicing browsers)

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Sun, 17 Oct 1999 11:07:50 -0700
Message-ID: <380A1076.60DDC4F0@gorge.net>
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
AP:: "The idea that the web can be made "more accessible" by decreasing
the use of graphics or multimedia needs to be replaced..."

WL: The notion that the guidelines aim to "decrease use of graphics" is
totally erroneous. In every case the language of guidelines,
checkpoints, and techniques/examples is not directed towards reduction
of multimedia events but in their enhancement. The misguided but
prevalent impression that WAI's purpose is to turn the Web into a deadly
dull, boring text-only medium is quite simply *wrong* and forms one of
the main barriers to WCAG acceptance. Because there is emphasis on
matters of access for blind people in no way means that this is the
*only* group of PWDs of interest to WAI but that so many access problems
for them are generally illustrative of the problems that necessitate the
Initiative in the first place.

-- 
Love.
            ACCESSIBILITY IS RIGHT - NOT PRIVILEGE
http://dicomp.pair.com
Received on Sunday, 17 October 1999 14:08:34 GMT

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