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RE: New: Perspectives on Accessibility

From: Roger Hudson <rhudson@usability.com.au>
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 2009 10:11:26 +1100
To: "'Phill Jenkins'" <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>, "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E1N01PG-0000uR-Mm@bart.w3.org>
I agree the new look is better and easier to use, but like Phil I think it
would be good if it didn't rely so much on text.


Not only pictures I would like to suggest the use of videos and animation. I
can't believe how many people have contacted me about the video I did a
while ago showing Bruce Maguire using a refreshable Braille device
(http://www.dingoaccess.com/accessibility/refreshable-braille-and-the-web/ .
Many people said they really liked seeing the Braille machine being used for
a real task like buying a book rather than only having someone just
demonstrating it. I am hoping to do something similar with a screen
magnifier in the near future and other ATs after that.


I think it would be great if the WAI site could have videos of people with
disabilities using the web for everyday things - shopping, playing online
games, booking tickets etc. Maybe also some videos of people struggling with
things like CAPTCHA or some of the new interactive social networking
sites/tools (or maybe not?)






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From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Phill Jenkins
Sent: Tuesday, 20 October 2009 3:55 AM
To: WAI Interest Group
Subject: Re: New: Perspectives on Accessibility


I like the discussion, we just need more pictures to explain it and not so
much text.   

I was reviewing the site with a large retailer's Web development team and
they immediately commented about how much TEXT was on the pages and they
couldn't just get the jist by seeing the high-level picture first.  They
told me its kind of like shopping - you want to know if you are looking for
shoes or furniture - then drill down to the size and dimensions.  Maybe we
could learn from retailers on how they "sell their stuff" -  which is one
aspect of the business we are in - selling accessibility - so to speak. 

Phill Jenkins, 

Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org> 
Sent by: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org 

10/14/2009 03:30 PM 


WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org> 




New: Perspectives on Accessibility




Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,

Along with the redesigned W3C website, we have a new Accessibility page that
introduces the what, why, where, and how of web accessibility. Read what it
says about how the impact of disabilities can be radically changed for
people using the Web when websites, web technologies, and web tools are
properly designed. See:
   Accessibility - W3C

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
cross-postings where possible.


~Shawn Lawton Henry
WAI Outreach Coordinator, Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) Chair

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
Received on Monday, 19 October 2009 23:12:53 UTC

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