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Re: current example for Re: Cognitive Disability

From: Joel Ward <ward_joel@bah.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Nov 2001 16:58:42 -0500
Message-ID: <001c01c168a0$886597e0$19ab509c@BAH505131>
To: "WAI List" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I've always wondered if those faux "You have 1 email waiting" pop-up and
banner ads actually worked.

The question is: Are they successful in grabbing new customers, or merely
frustrating users?

How do your students respond when they click on the fake "Ok" button?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jonathan Chetwynd" <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
To: "Terje Bless" <link@pobox.com>; "Al Gilman" <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Cc: "W3C WAI IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 08, 2001 4:48 PM
Subject: current example for Re: Cognitive Disability

> many pages have a totally spurious banner
> You have 1 email
> or similar.
> My students assume this is TRUE, and have difficulty believing me.
> Of course they can take literally years to remember this.
> That is ones that can read.
> They are easily distracted, and this makes searching very slow.
> They often have a dozen windows open, and don't realise....
> tx
> jonathan chetwynd
> http://www.peepo.com         "The first and still the best picture
> on the web"
> http://www.learningdifficulty.org.uk "Our guide to helping people with a
> learning difficulty get the most from the web"
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