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RE: Personalisation - your thoughts please

From: Jérôme Ernu <jernu@VisualFriendly.com>
Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 15:48:45 +0200
Message-ID: <E64385C0E894544F97DDE0A64617663F0FF633@visualserver.visual.com>
To: "'Simon White'" <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>, "'WAI List (E-mail)'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Hello All, 

I am pleased to see that we are not alone thinking that personalisation
can be a real achievement for users with disabilities.
Here is our way of thinking, but please note that for the moment, we are
visually impaired (including blind people) focused...

We have developped a "personalisation" tool, able to adapt web sites (we
have some technical problems of course, we are fixing it and we are
still in developpement) to the user visual needs. It runs as follow :

- User is on a Y web site and see our logo : "blabla to read better...",
he clicks...
- He chooses his preferences, login and password
- He goes back to the Web Site, with his preferences...

The advantages are that with their login/password, users can go through
web sites (proposing our service) keeping  their preferences. Secondly,
we bring a usability touch in the "transformation" service : content do
not change a word but we try to "stabilize" navigations and so on...
(very difficult to explain it in english for me, i am really sorry).
This transformation is usefull for the visually impaired and the blind
(we propose specifical navigations, special accesskeys and so on) but
for every people used to be tired with his eyes...   (???)

I know that my english is not good, so just have a look at the following
Java demonstration :

As we are really implicated with this personalisation paradigm, we try
to participate to W3C WAI GL and you can read a long description of our
policy at
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-gl/2002AprJun/0003.html .

I will be very pleased to exchange point of views about web sites
personalisation with people interested in these issues.

Jerome ERNU.

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Envoyé : vendredi 19 avril 2002 13:05
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Objet : Personalisation - your thoughts please

Dear All,
What do people think about an idea of a website offering the ability to
personalise the site dependent upon a person's disability. This would be
an option rather than a rule and could enable a blind person to have
content delivered to them that is displayed to suit their requirements
(be that for their disability or the assistive technology they use). If
pesonalisation was not required then content would be delivered as if it
were an accessible Web page.

I hope that no one is offended by the proposition I have made, this is
not my intention.

I would be very interested in people's thoughts and criticisms of this
approach. I would also be pleased if people could justify the reasoning
behind their comments.

Thanks in advance.


Simon White
Accessibility Consultant
James Kelsey Design (JKD)
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