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Definition of multimodal

From: Christophe Strobbe <christophe.strobbe@esat.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 16:18:53 +0100
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To: www-multimodal@w3.org

To get this list started: I think the Multimodal Interaction web pages 
should contain a definition of 'multimodal' that clearly distinguishes this 
term from 'multimedia'. In a multimedia presentation you use components in 
different media (text, graphics, voice, video) that complement each other. 
In multimodal interaction each modality (spoken prompts and audio; text and 
graphics) may reinforce the others but the MMI web pages don't state 
explicitly that each modality should singly present the whole intellectual 
content. This distinction is important in the context of accessibility.



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