re: skill level

At 01:36 PM 11/30/1999 , Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>In fact we are saying "can be used by people regardless of disability". This
>has important bearing on the skill level discussion, since we do not require
>that a tool be obviously useful to anyone who picks it up.
>As an example, consider an image editor. It needs to be accesible to a blind
>user, by allowing them to edit properties of the image. But if it provides
>several different methods of colour selection (eg Pantone, RGB, CYKM) like
>some advanced (and even some not so advanced) tools, then it needs to explain
>how to use the methods, but doesn't need to explain what the difference
>between RGB and Pantone slection is - that is assumed in the skill levfel of
>the user. 

So is it okay for it to be considerably much harder to use if you're
a PWD, as long as you can use it?  (Confirming, not challenging.)

If my mom wants to make a web page have a particular shade of blue
background, she just points at that color on a color wheel and clicks --
if she were blind, she'd have to learn RGB codes most likely.  This is
the distinction you're making, correct?

Kynn Bartlett                          
President, HTML Writers Guild          
AWARE Center Director                

Received on Tuesday, 30 November 1999 16:46:25 UTC