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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: Thu, 22 Jan 2004 07:31:12 +0000
Cc: "RUST Randal" <RRust@COVANSYS.com>, "WAI-IG" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Message-Id: <F426FF47-4CAC-11D8-A598-0003939B5AD0@btinternet.com>


kind of you to note the connection between DHTML and LD, which I had 
failed to identify myself.
Certainly Joe's book is well written, and on topic. It was possibly 
'about' accessibility rather than a 'howto'.
My preferred learning style is project based, so there weren't nearly 
enough code samples or links in the text for me.
In any case it is a useful text.


On Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at 09:15  pm, Kynn Bartlett wrote:

> On Wednesday, January 21, 2004, at 01:10 PM, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
>> 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.
> I use Joe's book in my Web accessibility techniques class (which is the
> second of two accessibility classes; the first class uses the Glasshaus
> book), but this is one of several cases in which Joe's book is
> deficient on specific topics.  (Javascript accessibility being another
> key one.)  However, no book is perfect, and so I'm happy just to point
> out to folks "this is Joe's opinion, here's some other links..." and
> go from there.
> The good thing is that nearly everyone recognizes that the types of
> actions you can take to make sites incrementally more usable by LD
> users are actions which are generally good for _everyone_.  So there
> is not the resistance you'd expect on this issue out in the "real
> world."  Surprise -- Web designers actually _like_ using graphics!
> --Kynn
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Jonathan Chetwynd
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