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Re: Is embedded audio helping accessibility?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 3 Aug 2001 05:26:56 -0400 (EDT)
To: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
cc: Kelly Ford <kelly@kellford.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0108030522000.12103-100000@tux.w3.org>
I am sympathetic to Bob's point of view, and so I use PINE and LYNX mostly
too, although I also use graphical browsers and WYSIWYG editors (I hate
reading source code because I get lost in too many characters at the same
time that aren't relevant to me).

It makes well-designed accessible media-rich sites into simple text sites
without distractions, which suits me fine. (If only there were more of them)

cheers

Charles

On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Access Systems wrote:

  I am an engineer over 50 who has used a computer for over 30 years and in
  recent years I was having more and more problems.
   well diagnosed with ADD at over 50 years old.  BUT graphics enviorenment
  was driving me nuts....seems that the plain old white on black text is
  clear concise and exactly what the doc ordered.

  I just want to be able to use the site...plain text no goodies cluttering
  up things.

  BTW, I use PINE as my e-mail client and LYNX as my browser.
  still run either MSDOS or LINUX, and occasionall UNIX  (don't do windoz or
  macs).

  > Do folks think this sort of audio reading would be good for a portal as
  > was original described I believe or for longer narrative texts.

  personally I have unplugged the speaker on my computer


  just another point of view

  Bob
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