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Re: author-defined color aliases

From: Ben Godfrey <afternoon@uk2.net>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 02:09:30 +0100
To: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <590E467C-A060-11D7-99ED-000A957E8988@uk2.net>


>> And you, in turn, should be careful in assuming that the visually 
>> disabled are universally against the non-visually-disabled enjoying 
>> visually rich websites.
>
> I never made that statement.  It was your assumption.  When did I 
> _ever_ claim that the visually disabled are "universally" (or even 
> partially) against the other people enjoying Web sites?

Conversational difficulties aside, to broad strokes the entire thing, 
there are two schools of thought:

1. All information must be accessible to everybody, regardless of 
skill/ability/able-bodiedness or user agent.

2. CSS should give designers the power to create pretty, fluid pages 
easily in conventional browsers.

Happily, these are not mutually exclusive. The issue here is perhaps 
how much effort should be devoted to each side of the coin. Personally 
it is my feeling that a few more provisions for designers would pretty 
much have it covered. IMHO, the field of web design is not likely to 
actually change very much in the next five years. It's a space, it's 
rectangular, etc. However, methods of accessing the information may 
well change. Finishing off the work on the layout tools now might 
perhaps leave the group free to work on the stuff that deep down I 
suspect we all think is more important.

Ben


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