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RE: Fwd from CHI-WEB: Amazon's version for the Visually Impaired

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 09:30:21 -0800
Message-Id: <200112141730.fBEHULlM018631@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi,

A number of things I'm involved with are outside of the disabled world
which exposes me to a variety of views.  So, let me ask some hard
questions about universal design.

1.  Does universal design mean that the experience of one person has to be
    limited so that another person can have a similar experience,
    e.g. a slick, flashy design?

2.  If there is a technique which some people can use to speed up their
    use of information, but other people can't use and will be slower
    at processing information, should the technique not be used?
    What if there is no other equivalent technique that increases
    the speed that a person can use the information?

3.  Does a person using access technology have the same experience as
    someone not using access technology even if they are referencing
    the same web page?

Just a few thoughts.

Scott

> Design for all, Universal Design, now we begin to see relevance of these
> terms.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Mike Burks
Received on Friday, 14 December 2001 12:30:25 GMT

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