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Accessibility for Hearing/Speech Impaired. (Was: Accessibility for Deaf/Dumb).

From: Léonie Watson <lw@nomensa.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Oct 2005 10:14:55 +0100
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Julian,

	An additional factor, worth considering, is that the UK currently only has 3 official languages. English, Welsh and British Sign Language.

	Given the fact that many people who sign have English as their second language, not their first, and given the frequency with which Welsh content is presented on UK based pages, then this is a language balance that clearly needs some thought.

Tink. 

 

----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Julian Voelcker
Sent: 06 October 2005 09:00
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Accessibility for Deaf/Dumb


Morning All,

A client of ours has suggested putting some sign language images on their site that tells visitors to call a special phone line kitted out for braille based phones.

My gut feeling is that this is taking things too far and anybody that is deaf or dumb would be able to read normal text so the sign language would be unnecessary.

Am I wrong?

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Cheers,

Julian Voelcker
Cirencester, United Kingdom
Received on Friday, 7 October 2005 09:15:20 GMT

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