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Re: checklist ideas

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 14:28:59 -0500
Message-Id: <199901181927.OAA667615@relay.interim.iamworld.net>
To: Mike Paciello <paciello@ma.ultranet.com>, love26@gorge.net, w3c-wai-eo@w3.org
This is similar to an idea I had but did not carry out for the Touch The
Future brochure <http://www.eot.org> prepared for SC98.  Since the brochure
was not available in Braille but was mirrored on the Web, my idea was to
have the title and URL in Braille on the cover so anyone who picked it up
and could read that much Braille and get online could then access the
contents.  Like a bar code, this is something that is not accessible to the
general public but doesn't get in the way significantly, either.

The more general idea would be to have somewhere on the standard print
version a brief title block with enough contact information to get you
started down the path to alternative media.  This could be 800 number,
publisher, or whatnot.


At 11:15 AM 1/18/99 -0500, Mike Paciello wrote:
>I am! The resulting insert will be suitable for my book, which Judy and I
>agree is a good thing to do in order to promote the WAI. My idea is to
>include either the Tips and/or Checklist as part of the book jacket --
>something a person can tear off. 
>Something else that we should consider -- brailling the insert. When I
>developed the VIOLD CD-ROM at Digital, we brailled the installation
>instructions on the CD jacket. This worked very nicely and actually turned
>out to be a "hit" with many of the customers -- it was perceived as a novel
>approach to publishing. Reactions were similar to the reactions we often
>receive when distributing brailled business cards. (This not to be
>misinterpreted as "braille is a novelty"; rather, it's means for attracting
>a wider level of interest).
>- Mike
>At 07:55 AM 1/18/99 -0800, William Loughborough wrote:
>>I am focusing on the checklist document.  In the same vein as EO's
>>"tips" card the checklist should become an item easily distributed at
>>conferences, in books, with shrink-wrapped software, etc.  A (perhaps
>>laminated?) two sides of a letter size sheet.
>>To accomplish this we must address both form and content.  In the form
>>described there is no need for the "Yes, No, N/A" area which if devoted
>>to reformatted text would very nearly get the thing down to the size
>>described.  The "And if you use..." type headers might be achieved with
>>less waste space or even with color-coding or even eliminated with
>>regrouped items.
>>Anyone interested?
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