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Wordle worthwhile to accessify?

From: Peter Thiessen <peter.thiessen@primalfusion.com>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 18:55:01 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <C51A6345.DF5%peter.thiessen@primalfusion.com>

Hello,

Due to the recent popularity Wordle and after creating my first Wordle, I'm
excited about the possibility of making the visual representation of a
Wordle accessible. I contacted the creator of Wordle, Jonathan Feinberg, and
sent him a few tips on making a Wordle accessible. He asked a good question
in response to my assumption that everything should accessible - Why make a
tool who's primary focus is beautifying typography accessible?

My initial response was that making Wordles accessible would require little
work and increase user uptake, though after some thought maybe some visual
elements cannot have their meaning captured in text, or present no benefit
to a disabled user to have that information in text.

I'm interested to know what other people on this list think?

For an example of a Wordle and my suggested accessible implementation visit:
http://blog.overscore.com/?p=14

-peter
Received on Tuesday, 14 October 2008 18:55:44 GMT

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