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

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2001 08:09:47 -0800
Message-Id: <200112161609.fBGG9lVq025336@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Hi,

Thinking back on the universal design architecture ramp/stair example.
Why are stairs ever used?  At first thought, ramps serve more people.
However, if there is some rise like on a hill, stairs are more efficient.
To rise 1 foot means walking an additional 12 feet on a ramp. With
stairs, there is not such an increase in walking to go up a foot.
I guess people in wheelchairs could demand that no one uses stairs
if a ramp could be provided, but what would that accomplish?

Scott
Received on Sunday, 16 December 2001 11:09:51 GMT

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