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What peepo is...

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Sat, 1 Feb 2003 01:55:54 +1100
Cc: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Access Systems <accessys@smart.net>
Message-Id: <190321CC-352C-11D7-9E72-000A95678F24@sidar.org>

I think you are missing the point because it is too simple. Peepo is 
designed for people who are likely to find the game of peepo entertains 
them.

In fact using the site in lynx is a very strange approach, despite the 
fact that it works. But making it meet "classical" accessibility rules, 
as well as those of its target group, who really need things that are 
only at Priority 3 in WCAG 1, enables neat tricks like having 
voice-supported visual browsers (such as Websound or Home Page Reader) 
that can present the site nicely, and makes sure that the target group 
are getting the experience they are looking for.

In my personal opinion peepo provides a demonstration both of what is 
wrong with the low priority currently assigned to multimedia, and of 
the value of applying the guidelines for different kinds of users. I 
don't think Peepo is a perfect example, but it is a very important 
example of an area where there are far too few good examples presented 
to the community around WAI.

(And yes, it took me about a year to understand what Peepo was about 
too. I understand Jonathan is working on improvements that will make it 
clearer for people like me who don't have the cognitive capacity to 
"get it" from the beginning - I look forward to future developments).

cheers

Chaals

Remember this is my 2 cents worth. I don't work for Peepo, Jonathan, 
WAI, or Bob. I express my own opinions.


On Saturday, Feb 1, 2003, at 01:37 Australia/Melbourne, Access Systems 
wrote:

> On Fri, 31 Jan 2003, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>> Peepo is a web directory for people who have few or no literacy 
>> skills.
>> If we only linked to pages that were universally accessible, and great
>> for our  intended audience, then we might not have a job at all.
>> The title gives you a clue :-)
>
> well, peepo is a game we play with little babies around here, am I 
> missing
> something?
Received on Friday, 31 January 2003 09:57:39 GMT

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