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RE: Web design for learning disability

From: BAYLISS, Andrew <andrew.bayliss@oup.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 16:05:31 -0000
Message-ID: <852ED745A1B8D411BBD900B0D0789E0C07B01A7E@exc05.uk.oup.com>
To: Caroline Lambie <Caroline.Lambie@mencap.org.uk>, w3c-wai-ig <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

There is an interesting article in the uk magazine called .net

Couple of sites 

www.manutd.com/access/firsttime/default.sps  allows users to define text
size and background colour.

http://www.drc.org.uk/newsroom/website.asp - shows how a site looks to a
visually impaired user or using a screen reader.


-----Original Message-----
From: Caroline Lambie [mailto:Caroline.Lambie@mencap.org.uk]
Sent: 26 November 2003 15:31
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Web design for learning disability

Hi all

I am giving a talk to the British Computer Society's web publishing
group on publishing on the web for people with learning disabilities.

I have found a lot of good resources on the web, but was wondering if
anyone had any other recommendations for good reading, or examples of
good websites which are designed specifically for people with learning
disabilities which I could demonstrate.

I am also particularly interested in the use of sound.
We have developed our sound pages using flash sound files. 
We are mid development with a new section - which is not really working
http://www.mencap.org.uk/Test/mnis_with_sound/health.html using dhtml
and flash, but it is too jerky!

Anyway, if anyone has any suggestions for any of the above, I would be
very grateful



Caroline Lambie
Web Communications Manager
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