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From: Lisa Seeman <lisa@ubaccess.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:20:25 +0300
To: claire.spencer@unimelb.edu.au, "'John Foliot - WATS.ca'" <foliot@wats.ca>, lguarino@adobe.com, 'W3c-Wai-Ig' <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-id: <08e901c48e61$d4b54d40$340aa8c0@lisaibm>

> In many cases, users at home do not have the most recent 
> versions of assistive technology or the most recent version 
> of adobe due to $$$ and resources, so there is an 
> accessibility gap until the two meet up. 
Yes this is an enormous problem -and this is the problem I would like to
see it solved 

> but to say "FLASH animations help people understand what to 
> do better then instructions in html." I'd say is a stretch. 
 I got into accessibility from the Learning Disabled perspective - to
try and improve integration and opportunities for these communities.

Taken with that in mind, and how many people there are whose
disabilities makes it hard to read, and have language processing related
disabilities in general, you may start to get where I am coming from.

> Nothing can beat clear concise instructional copy in 
> compliant XHTML. The ability to understand instruction rather 
> than interpret it is always the key.

If you do not have a disability that restricts access to this kind of
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