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Re: Inclusion or accessibility

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 07:22:23 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200110230622.f9N6MNq01078@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>        I feel incredibly foolish asking this, but...someone define 
> MLD/SLD/PMLD, please?

I think this is actually one of the reasons that authors, who are
sympathetic to, say, blindness, don't consider this area.  There seems
to be a lot of obfuscation and euphemism, probably because there is much
more stigma in this area than in, say, deafness.

(The other main problem seems to be an assumption that web sites exist to
provide free entertainment when major sites actually exist to communicate
information, to sell things, or to propagate religious or political
beliefs - even many information sites are subsidised by selling banner
advertising space.  Personally, I would be worried about selling and
propaganda sites targetting these groups, and you can only communicate
information to those who understand it, although you may be able to
pitch it at different levels, probably with different sub-sites.)
Received on Tuesday, 23 October 2001 02:42:50 UTC

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