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Re: Inclusion or accessibility

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2001 09:36:00 -0400 (EDT)
To: Simon Evans <simon@senteacher.org>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0110210933130.27206-100000@tux.w3.org>
As one of the posters, I don't have a lot of exemplars in mind as regards
universal accessibility. I hope I have most of the problems in mind, but
could use more feedback on solutions that can be used.

For example, I am aware that there are people who find multimedia makes the
difference between comprehension and nothing, but I do not believe (and have
not seen it written) that "any multimedia" will do. So I am wondering what
features it is that make the difference - lots of motion, colour, sound, no
animation, ??? There is a big list, and it may be that there are different
features that work in different circumstances. But finding a workable
solution depends on knowing these variables as a start.


Charles McCN

On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Simon Evans wrote:

  I teach IT to teens with SLD/PMLD and SLD Autism...also work as an IT
  teacher trainer within special needs and IT. Recently I've been
  working on a couple of inclusive sites for kids with the above
  (profound) cognitive disabilities and this is my particular area of
  interest within accessibility issues.

  I've found most of the posts here seem quite wide of the mark for my
  clients....whilst the fundamentals of guidelines would appear to
  acknowledge their difficulties, there are almost no relevant specifics
  at W3. Given the time I've spent looking for inclusive sites without
  finding more than a couple, I'm wondering what posters have in mind as
  exemplars for 'universal accessibility'.


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