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Re: link in new window debate

From: Info at ATutor <info@atutor.ca>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 08:27:39 -0500
Message-ID: <3FBB6FCB.10604@atutor.ca>
To: Tomas Caspers <tomas@tomascaspers.de>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Hello Tomas
Mine was a hypothetical comment. If we could detect what assistive 
technology a person was using, then ...

There is a bigger picture here; the transformable content approach to 
Web accessibility. The ACCLIP (accessibility learner information 
profile), as outlined in the IMS Project Web site, addresses the issue 
of preferences for learners.

All this fuss over new windows is a non-issue when you approach 
accessibility as a transformation of content.


Tomas Caspers wrote:

> Also sprach Info at ATutor:
>> If I know you are using a screen reader for example, I can strip away 
>> all the redudant navigation links, remove the images, or present 
>> columns of text in a single column. 
> But you still couldn't tell wether the screen reader is used by a 
> visually impaired person, who might not need or want these images or 
> by a dyslexic person, who could use and maybe even need the images.
> /Tomas
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