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Re: Emails for pwld

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@sidar.org>
Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 00:29:08 +1100
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Caroline Lambie" <Caroline.Lambie@mencap.org.uk>
Message-Id: <2A3D4DF4-2CA7-11D8-9344-000A958826AA@sidar.org>

I have certainly seen this demonstrated - I believe that 
inclusion-Europe (where mencap is involved) had at least one member in 
Belgium working on this kind of software for a European project in 2001.

I have efffectively the same thing on my telephone (it sends phone 
calls instead of email, but I can configure it for email as well).

As others have pointed out, the underlying technology is trivially 
simple, and you can make a simple web-based system to do this, although 
you would want to be clear about what software people use it with.



Le Friday, 12 Dec 2003, à 22:23 Australia/Melbourne, Caroline Lambie a 
écrit :

> Hi all
> In Mencap we have been discussing how sending emails could be easy and
> accessible to people with disabilities.
> The idea is instead of having a traditional email address there is a
> photo of the person you need to email and when you click on that the
> email address is embedded so it opens up as a traditional email ready 
> to
> write and send. It would be be reciprocal so that it also shows the
> senders photo when received.
> Does anyone know if this is possible, or if this software already
> exists?
> thanks
> Caroline
> Caroline Lambie
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Charles McCathieNevile                          Fundación Sidar
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