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Re: Accessibility and learning/cognitive disabilities

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Nov 2001 07:05:38 -0000
Message-ID: <007501c162a3$9c9cd640$2b8e7bd5@btopenworld.com>
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>, "Terry Brainerd Chadwick" <tbchad@tbchad.com>
Kynn omitted to mention that you might also like to spend a good while
studying:
http://www.peepo.com
and
http://www.learningdifficulty.org
and the sites they link to.

In particular
http://www.peepo.com/alf/s.html has examples of good practice
and
http://www.learningdifficulty.org/develop/inclusion.html
links to many academic resources.

I don't consider that the W3C WAI document on "How People with Disabilities
Use the
Web." is helpful, rather the opposite, and I have stated this at the time
and regularly since.
Very few people with Learning difficulties have significant disposable
income. They thus are becoming seriously excluded for a number of reasons:
Socially
Financially within the predominantly capitalist states.
Technologically.

Whilst there is a reductionist insistence on normative documents, it is very
unlikely that W3C WAI will publish constructive guidelines or aids for this
very large group.

I look forward to your comments and feedback.

jonathan chetwynd
IT teacher (LDD)
j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture directory
on the web"
Received on Thursday, 1 November 2001 02:04:27 GMT

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