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Re: Multiple versions of a web page

From: David Poehlman <poehlman1@home.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Dec 2001 15:42:54 -0500
Message-ID: <007c01c18cbb$908cbcc0$c2f20141@mtgmry1.md.home.com>
To: "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@sonic.net>, <burke@ucla.edu>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I agree with statement number 1 but statement #2 takes the view that the
technology is being designed from the ground up which is rarely true.
Accessibility technology is almost always layed ontop of or forced into
something that is usually already badly designed.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Scott Luebking" <phoenixl@sonic.net>
To: <burke@ucla.edu>; <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2001 1:15 PM
Subject: Re: Multiple versions of a web page


Hi,

Coming from the usability world, I look at as accessibility as being
one of the specializations of usability.  Also, if something like
a transcript introduces some accessibility, but has usability problems,
then its effectiveness for providing accessibility is diminished.

Look at how much better accessibility technology could be if it was
designed with better user-friendliness or usability.

Scott

> Nielsen's specialty is Usability, so his recommendations are bound to
be
> different from accessibility guidelines.
>
> For example, a transcript of an audio presentation would make it
accessible to
> deaf users. But if the transcript lacks the visual layout to make it
easy to
> follow dialog or changes in topic, then it is accessible but less
usable.
>
> Patrick
Received on Monday, 24 December 2001 15:42:31 GMT

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