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RE: New: Perspectives on Accessibility

From: <Accessys@smart.net>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 20:20:12 -0400 (EDT)
To: Roger Hudson <rhudson@usability.com.au>
cc: "'WAI Interest Group'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.58.0910192018190.12928@fzneg.arg>

met Phill at a election commission meeting last week was great meeting
you (your private e-mail bounced) and putting a face on a name.

Bob


On Tue, 20 Oct 2009, Roger Hudson wrote:

> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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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> Regards
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> Roger
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> Roger Hudson
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> Web Usability
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> Ph: 02 9568 1535
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> Mb: 0405 320 014
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> Email:  <mailto:rhudson@usability.com.au> rhudson@usability.com.au
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> Web:  <http://www.usability.com.au/> www.usability.com.au
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> Blog: www.dingoaccess.com
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> Freezer 31: Sky goes to dinner at her parents' house and has a surprising
> encounter with her uncle, Elliott Price.
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> http://www.dingoaccess.com/freezer/freezer-ep-31-dinner-with-uncle-elliott/
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>   _____
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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
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> OK,
> I like the discussion, we just need more pictures to explain it and not so
> much text.
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> 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.
>
> Regards,
> Phill Jenkins,
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> Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
> Sent by: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org
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> 10/14/2009 03:30 PM
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> New: Perspectives on Accessibility
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> Dear WAI Interest Group Participants,
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> 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
>    http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility
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> Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid
> cross-postings where possible.
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> Regards,
>
> ~Shawn Lawton Henry
> WAI Outreach Coordinator, Education and Outreach Working Group (EOWG) Chair
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> -----
> 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/
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