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Re: A new iconography? (was:How to convince businesses to be accessib le...)

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Sat, 07 Oct 2000 14:06:08 -0400
Message-ID: <39DF6610.79A09B64@clark.net>
To: Anne Pemberton <apembert@crosslink.net>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
actually, foreign languages can be written in characters if you choose
to do so.  the point I was making though is that it is one thing to have
a problem that requires an unveiling solution and quite another to have
something unveiled and not be able to access it if you will.  for
instance.  I can access lots of info about topics for which I have no
requisit background and therefore are incomprehensible to me.  I am not
saying that comprehendability is not a part of access as a whole.  I am
saying that our current guidelines and rightly so aim at strenthening
the availability of information and that ot go further there needs to be
a different set of guidelines.  A ghetto, perhaps we should consider
that since on one hand, it seems that many can not do without text and
on the other, some some say many need graphics, lots of graphics and
only graphics.  I posit that the latter group is more specialized and
that those who do not need but are not hindered by text and those who
need text for access make up the bulk of those who would purchase from
the web and also for reasons previously stated, many individuals who do
not need text alone would be barred from using sites that would seek to
remedy the graphics only situation.
Hands-On Technolog(eye)s
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