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Re: Emails for pwld

From: Andy Heath <a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2003 17:24:22 +0000
Message-ID: <3FD9F9C6.3060005@shu.ac.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org



> any thing is possible and in certain situations, this might be appropriate
> but how am I supposed to recognize a photo of someone I have never seen?

The fact that an all-encomassing global solution is not
feasible does not imply that there aren't very useful contexts
where a solution *is* possible.  It might be interesting to look at the
history of the solutions that did adopt this approach a few
years ago and see how many people took them up, in
what contexts, why they failed etc. (except I can't remember
what they were called).

Maybe one could do something with one of the many standards
there are for personal information attached to emails.

andy



> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Caroline Lambie" <Caroline.Lambie@mencap.org.uk>
> To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Sent: Friday, December 12, 2003 6:23 AM
> Subject: Emails for pwld
> 
> 
> 
> 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
> Mencap
> Web Communications Manager
> 020 7696 6022
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andy
_______________________________________________
Andy Heath
Sheffield Hallam University
andy@andyheath.org.uk
Received on Friday, 12 December 2003 12:24:34 GMT

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