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RE: What did you mean by DOH? (Was: Invisible Skip navigation link)

From: John Foliot - bytown internet <foliot@bytowninternet.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 11:33:44 -0400
To: "Phill Jenkins" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <GKEFJJEKDDIMBHJOGLENCEMOCJAA.foliot@bytowninternet.com>

> What did you mean by DOH?

Hahaha... and yet still with an accessibility bend to it.

DOH! is the utterance of one Homer Simpson, every time he makes a foolish
mistake - (and for those of you lucky enough to have missed this, Homer is a
cartoon character from the televison show "The Simpsons")

<ramble>
But it also succinctly illustrates a point - on the Internet, NEVER take
cultural inferences as being universally understood, even invasive American
ones (with no offence to my American friends...).  When consulting about the
different types of accessibility impairments, often the hardest one to
explain/illustrate is that of Cognitive disability, because it is so much
more than just people with learning disorders or dyslexia... as the above
example neatly illustrates.
</ramble>

JF
Received on Tuesday, 6 August 2002 11:33:46 GMT

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