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

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 21:10:22 +0000
Cc: "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>
Message-Id: <39C6B9E2-4C56-11D8-AAEB-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>
RUST Randal wrote:

> does an arrow pointing left mean the same thing
> across all cultures

if you visited the Russian link I posted, you'd see that graphics may 
well be more accessible across cultures than text is across languages 
and scripts in particular.

Please also note that the graphical web browser was conceived by me in 
about 1996 as "signbrowser" which was the name of one of our earlist 
websites. At the time of Joe's book writing their was already a 
significant European funded project 'Aldict' to create a graphical 
email program. This involved the same company Widgit, and the result is 
now marketed by them. Anyone having heard of Aldict could conceive of 
something similar as a browser.

It is amply evident that Joe did not research this aspect of his book. 
He also has not quoted any 'expert' and in all probability cannot find 
anyone knowledgeable to sustain his description.


Jonathan Chetwynd
"It's easy to use"
Received on Wednesday, 21 January 2004 16:09:07 UTC

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