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Re: Web application discussion

From: david poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 2004 10:18:36 -0400
Message-ID: <003c01c4bdc2$2e80e200$6401a8c0@DAVIDPC>
To: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>, "W3C WAI-UAWG" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

Jon,

I am in total agreement with you here.  A web application that is designed 
for an gui environment that is served up to the entire internet will benefit 
only a small portion of the community as a whole.

Johnnie Apple Seed

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jon Gunderson" <jongund@uiuc.edu>
To: "W3C WAI-UAWG" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Sent: Friday, October 29, 2004 10:10 AM
Subject: Web application discussion



At yesterdays teleconference we were discussing web
applications.  I just want to point out that I am not against
web applications, in fact I think they can truely offer people
with disabilities more options for using information
technology.  I guess the major point that I wanted to make is
that I think a web application have a different "look and
feel" than a GUI application, since the technology is
different.  There seems to be a desire to make web
applications "look and feel" like GUI applications, even
though they are different technologies.  One of the importance
differences is interoperability and not designing web
applications to be only usable in graphical browsers with
author supplied styling information enabled.

Jon


Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
MC-574
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820

Voice: (217) 244-5870
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E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

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