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Re: ARIA and the user's rle

From: (wrong string) ありがとうございました。 <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Sat, 6 Oct 2007 12:26:30 +0100
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Cc: SVG List <www-svg@w3.org>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>

Doug,

I agree with almost all you wrote, and it's certainly true that "end- 
users, casual developers, people using an authoring tool, and people  
with various disabilities are all very different audiences, and  
deserve individual consideration."

It may be that I am intentionally disingenuous, as the representation  
of this disparate group isn't evident in either this list, the WG or  
W3C, and it would be counterproductive if I were considered to be  
fulfilling that purpose.

It may interest you to know that at last night's SVG London meeting,  
report to follow at a later date... there was I believe general  
agreement, amongst an expert audience of designers, font developers,  
statisticians, programmers, artists and web developers that there is  
no easy to use SVG authoring tool, and that except in rare instances  
SVG remains hand coded. One example being that a well known and like  
individual on the SVG lists can visualise any form of path instantly.  
Now this is a wonderful feat, but not one that many will wish to, or  
indeed be able to duplicate.

As the staff contact,  you may feel you have a duty to consider how  
we are to develop a specification for such a popular graphical  
authoring tool for this heterogeneous group.

regards

Jonathan Chetwynd
Accessibility Consultant on Media Literacy and the Internet

Flash 4 had an authoring tool that suited a wide range of abilities.



On 6 Oct 2007, at 02:52, Doug Schepers wrote:

end-users, casual developers, people using an authoring tool, and  
people with various disabilities are all very different audiences,  
and deserve individual consideration.
Received on Saturday, 6 October 2007 11:26:48 GMT

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