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Re: A new iconography?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2000 10:51:20 -0400 (EDT)
To: Paul Davis <paul@ten-20.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@w3.org>
cc: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0010111049370.26600-100000@tux.w3.org>
There is a possible approach based on using a classification scheme. This has
been done by people at the ILRT (I don't know what it stands for) at the
University of Bristol for words, and sort of for medical images - the
techniques would work. But it requires a fair bit of leg work, some technical
understanding, and developing some tools a bit more.


On Sat, 7 Oct 2000, Paul Davis wrote:

  I quote:
  If one is going to use graphics to help people who cannot
  handle words, one needs a standard set of graphics across
  web sites (ideally across browsers as well). This happens
  to a large extent with physical products.
  Now I may be speaking out of turn, and I have no conformation of this what 
  so ever. But an alleged rumor whispered in my ear a few months back is 
  Brookes University is working on this as we speak, if so then Gatesy could 
  be paying for the research (speculation) If this alleged rumor is correct 
  then it will (could, may, possibly) appear in a later version of explorer 
  (ie6 or 7 perhaps? again pure speculation and rumor)
  If this does happen then by default a standard will be set.
  Is there enough ambiguity in this email to avoid writs? If not, I plead 
  insanity now.
  Thanks, by the way for the constructive comments. Very valuable.
  Paul Davis
  www.ten-20.com The UK portal site for disabled people and associated 

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