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RE: Joe wrote: "There is no plan of action available to you in order to accommodate learning-disabled visitors"

From: RUST Randal <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 09:54:55 -0500
Message-ID: <1A729C6059E7CD4CA1DFE3985E600421034348DB@fth-ex02.CVNS.corp.covansys.com>
To: "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Jonathan Chetwynd said:

> you might like to contrast:
> "There is no plan of action available to you in order to accommodate 
> learning-disabled visitors"

> There are a range of resources on enabling people with learning 
> difficulties to enjoy the web, linked from here: 
> http://www.learningdifferently.com/develop/papers.html  most 
> are by experts, but yours is the only one 
> with such a depressing conclusion.

It seems to me that nearly all of the articles on this list deal with,
in effect, creating Web sites that are more usable.
This list of links provided by Jonathan is nothing more than a
collection of articles (one of which is written by Joe Clark).

WCAG lays out a path, a set of guidelines, that shows designers and
developers how to approach creating Web sites that are more accessible. 

I think all Joe is saying is that there is no guideline for successfully
accommodating the learning disabled. And really, how could there be? One
dyslexic may not have the same issues as another. One color-blind person
is not the same as the next. At some point, we have to realize that
there simply is no way to cater to every single person's needs and
wants. Not even a strictly textual page can do this because of language
and comprehension issues.

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Randal Rust
Covansys Corp.
Columbus, OH
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2004 10:02:02 UTC

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