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Re: Emails for pwld

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2004 09:07:50 +0000
Cc: "'Simon Evans'" <simon.evans@rixcentre.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "Harry Woodrow" <harrry@iinet.com.au>
Message-Id: <A1DD2CA2-4415-11D8-878D-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>


In the UK the rule is not to name the child, or vulnerable person. This 
issue has been brought up on the IG list in the past..... What is the 
regulation in Australia?

One has to balance this life enhancement against the risk, and the risk 
is very small, whereas the potential pleasure is large.
There are many similar problems, such as taking epileptics swimming, 
and risk analysis is an essential skill.

Take a look at the sites we link to and you will find endless resources 
with photos of 'vulnerable' people on them.
Furthermore it is an exciting and motivating experience to see oneself 
published to the world, and know that one can find ones work anywhere 
in it!

There is no need to identify who the photographs are of, remember only 
one photo in say twenty needs to be of a known person, and that person 
does not need to be a vulnerable person, it can be a parent, carer, 
favourite character, etc. in the limit, it does not even need to be a 
person but could for instance be a teddy, doll, sweet wrapper,  If you 
got the first one wrong, you'd be none the wiser, and be looking at 
random photos .



On Sunday, January 11, 2004, at 06:15  am, Harry Woodrow wrote:

> In a public site the idea of having photos as identification would 
> surely be
> a high risk strategy.  At the moment it is often recommended that 
> people do
> not use their real names for security reasons especially in the case of
> children and women.  The use of photos in this context could be 
> putting an
> already unfortunately vulnerable group at high risk.
> Regards
> Harry Woodrow
>> 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 reciprocal so that it also shows the
>> senders photo when received.
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Jonathan Chetwynd
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