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multimodal interaction use cases: disabilities included?

From: Steven McCaffrey <smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
Date: Mon, 09 Dec 2002 11:29:43 -0500
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To: <www-multimodal@w3.org>

Hello:

Disability advocacy hat, (not a job title but a fair description of some of what I do) 
and as a blind person:

I did not see use cases with people with disabilities explicitly mentioned.
Are they implicitly covered?
Is it possible, for example to say something like
"Computer, change to no sight mode for input and output."?
All the cases seem to imply the user has all modes available, it's only the device or situation that temporarily excludes thhis or that mode of interaction.
Did I read this correctly?
 
Programmer hat:  A fascinating sketch of near future web technologies with many interesting problems to work on.

Thanks,

Steve

Steve McCaffrey
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Information Technology Services
New York State Department of Education
Received on Monday, 9 December 2002 11:30:57 UTC

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