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Re: Unicode and accessibility

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 11:55:48 -0500
To: Andy Heath <a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-Id: <eaeae1da.2cdfebcc.8748400@expms1.cites.uiuc.edu>
I agree.  I think this an important issue for functional
versus technical accessibility.  Without language information
in markup, there is vertually no way a speech user knows when
to switch languages.  Especially where two or more languages
are used on the same page.  Which is common for web based
instructional resources to teach languages.  


Jon


---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 06 Apr 2004 17:38:41 +0100
>From: Andy Heath <a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk>  
>Subject: Re: Unicode and accessibility  
>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>
>
>
>> I still don’t consider language switching an accessibility
issue (as I 
>> argued eons ago during WCAG 1.0 development) marking up
language changes 
>> is the way to go.
>
>I'm not a language teacher but it seems to me that
>for language teaching there must be contexts where
>there are sentences with different phrases in multiple
>languages where markup is essential to disambiguate.
>
>andy
>-- 
>andy
>_______________________________________________
>Andy Heath
>Sheffield Hallam University
>a.k.heath@shu.ac.uk
>
Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
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