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RE: media: Project to open internet to blind

From: Emmanuelle Gutiérrez y Restrepo <coordina@sidar.org>
Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 00:22:07 +0200
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@sidar.org>, "david poehlman" <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <HGELLMDOPIJHKNBHOCPPCEFALEAA.coordina@sidar.org>
I was writing a message with the same content as Charles, more o less.

The PointLinks are installed in some places yet (http://www.talkingsigns.com/)

Are we, the eurpean inventing the wheel?

Best regards,
Emmanuelle

> -----Mensaje original-----
> De: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]En
> nombre de Charles McCathieNevile
> Enviado el: viernes, 22 de abril de 2005 0:04
> Para: david poehlman; wai-ig list
> Asunto: Re: media: Project to open internet to blind
> 
> 
> 
> On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 23:53:42 +0200, david poehlman  
> <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com> wrote:
> 
> >
> > BBC NEWS
> ...
> > He said by embedding devices in public areas like shopping malls, they  
> > could
> > advertise
> > the position of shops when a blind person with an enabled personal data
> > device passed.
> ...
> > Professor Alan Marshall
> > "When you are outside there is GPS (global positioning system) but this
> > doesn't work
> > inside," he said.
> > "If you had embedded devices they could advertise what the shop is, by
> > saying 'I'm
> > a butchers' through a mobile device."
> > He said that they could also act as maps to guide the blind through
> > unfamiliar buildings.
> 
> This sounds a lot like William Loughboroughs "Talking signs" (which  
> actually functioned with short-range radio and directional 
> devices when he  
> introduced them a few decades ago), or his "webtiles" which are 
> an updated  
> version making use of the fact that mobile web access was becming a  
> reality in the late 90's.
> 
> Plus ca change...
> 
> Still, I hopefor 3.8 million Euros that they do something good...
> 
> cheers
> 
> Chaals
> 
> 
> -- 
> Charles McCathieNevile                      Fundacion Sidar
> charles@sidar.org   +61 409 134 136    http://www.sidar.org

> 
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