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Re: Braille on the QuickTips card?

From: Gregory J. Rosmaita <unagi69@concentric.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 1999 18:01:37 -0400
Message-Id: <4.1.19991026175220.00aa4890@pop3.concentric.net>
To: "jonathan chetwynd" <jonathan@signbrowser.free-online.co.uk>
Cc: WAI Education & Outreach Working Group <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
aloha, jonathan!

as a blind individual, i would find even the most basic of information, such as

wai quicktips

to be EXTREMELY useful...   without braille on the card, i am left holding a
card for which i (a) have no use, (b) cannot independently identify, and (c)
cannot give to another blind individual for his or her use...

braille on the quicktips card isn't just window-dressing, nor is it the be-all
and end-all to making the QuickTips cards more useful -- it is, however, a
giant step forward in that area, and one which sends a definite message to
anyone and everyone who receives a brailled QuickTips card -- the clear and
simple message that there are other modalities that need to be considered when
constructing content for the web...


PS: i had to use the mail archive to listen to your original post, because, for
some reason, it was transmitted with every character doubled, as well as with a
lot of extraneous characters...

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