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Re: Auxillary Benefits appendix to business case

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 06:59:41 -0700
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To: "Andrew Arch" <amja@optushome.com.au>, "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
At 09:32 PM 5/30/01 +1000, Andrew Arch wrote:
>collate comments

 From the "Improve usability for non-disabled visitors" section of

"...Text alternatives"

I would broaden this bullet (or bite it?) to encompass the notion that 
"text is not sacred" and that having something akin to illustrative 
alternatives to text is of benefit to the millions with mild to severe 
learning disorders and the "partially literate".

We so unthinkingly accept the idea of text being "first among equals" 
within the communications media because practically everybody working on 
these documents is in a rather advanced state of denial about text's 
universality. Just a brief mention of how many more people are reached by 
illustrations than pure text?

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