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RE: Poor DVD menu design

From: SHARPE, Ian <Ian.SHARPE@cambridge.sema.slb.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2001 10:23:45 -0000
Message-ID: <FA94B04D5981D211B86800A0C9EA2841A34912@cames1.sema.co.uk>
To: "WAI (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Agreed. I am partially sighted and have only used the PC software but simply
can't use some DVDs!! The only ones I can use took me a frustrating age to
work out by clicking on various areas of the screen which looked like they
might do something, finding out they exited the menu and having to start
again!! (But then Buffy series 1 was worth it!) Why they couldn't simply put
a verbal instruction on or offer a basic text menu alternative I have no
idea!!? Even sighted friends don't like the awkward interface and navigation
functionality. Don't think I'd be able to use it at all on a DVD player!!

Would be interested to know if there are standards and where this fits into
the world of accessible technology?

Cheers
Ian


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