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Re: Audio formats

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 08:07:53 +0000
Cc: "Webmaster@EDD" <web@edd.ca.gov>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Message-Id: <3ED2AB0F-43E1-11D7-A444-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>

I'm with Chaals on this one,

I tried the demo, and came to very similar conclusions, last night I 
wrote them down, but didn't post, as they seemed so negative, and I've 
recently been ticked off for being too opinionated.

note: sleeping cognitive disability contributors make your views known!


   Wednesday, February 19, 2003, at 04:38 AM, Charles McCathieNevile 

> Yep, I have heard of it. A university in Australia did it five or six 
> years ago. It wasn't an overall success then for two types of reason.
> One problem was that it gets in the way of people using voice output 
> already, so they don't like it.
> The other problem is that they actually put some audio there instead 
> of text, which doesn't help anyone who can't hear web content 
> (including but not restricted to people who are Deaf), and in trying 
> to rectify that things fell out of date. Providing conflicting 
> information is a problem for everyone, but particularly for people who 
> had relied on the wrong version...
> I have heard of it done since then, with the same problems. It's 
> actually a fairly common approach, and in my opinion it is the wrong 
> solution for the wrong problem. It creates problems for the people you 
> are trying to help, and I believe it is not a good solution for the 
> people that it can help (people with cognitive disabilities
> cheers
> Chaals
> On Wednesday, Feb 19, 2003, at 03:39 Australia/Melbourne, 
> Webmaster@EDD wrote:
>> I've never heard of anyone anywhere ever using recorded audio 
>> versions of
>> written content in an effort to improve accessibility for the visually
>> impaired community.
>> Was wondering if anyone else has.
> --
> Charles McCathieNevile           charles@sidar.org
> Fundación SIDAR                       http://www.sidar.org
Received on Wednesday, 19 February 2003 03:06:04 UTC

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