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Re: FWD: CHI-WEB: Amazon's version for the Visually Impaired

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 07:42:19 -0500
Message-ID: <005801c18565$f0d0ee60$c2f20141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@sonic.net>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
at this point, I point you to trace and their discussion of the web.  It
is compelling and enlightening.  I have ben as clear as possible here.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@sonic.net>
To: <phoenixl@sonic.net>; <poehlman1@home.com>; <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 8:30 PM
Subject: Re: FWD: CHI-WEB: Amazon's version for the Visually Impaired


Again, just to make sure we have the same understanding, by "one
do mean the one URL or do you mean "one set of HTML code"?  My
of the consensus item is a single URL which will send send different
versions of HTML code.

Does universal design for a web page mean "one size fits all"?  Or does
universal design mean that everyone's needs are addressed?  Which is
more important?

I also believe that it is important to start with the user understanding
his/her characteristics, abilities and needs.


> my preference is that the content be developped in such a way and
> delivered in such a way as to benefit all with one delivery.  That is
> what I consider to be the end result of the universal design process
> this case.  Are we there?  In some ways, yes.  Will we ever get there?
> I doubt it so we need to do complicated things like have software
> that reduces the functional limitations to the web by redistributing
> information based on some amount of hopefully correct enterpretation
> that which is percented or a complex solution that has a server
> at everyone coming down the pipe to determine the best fit for the
> with that user agent and any number of other stragegies.  If you want
> carry this universal design process to its logical conclusion, you
> with the user and work outward to what is being delivered and that
> includes rethinking the design of the very system that in many cases
> causes some of the most difficult functional limitations to occur.
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