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Re: Accessibility and sign languages (was Re: Suggested issues ... in next version of guidelines)

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 6 Aug 1999 10:17:30 -0400 (EDT)
To: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
cc: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9908061016360.16228-100000@tux.w3.org>
I would suggest that we consider the possibility of automatic conversion to
sign language (one of the easier forms of machine translation, I suspect) and
that we attempt to ensure that if it is possible we are able to cope with it.

Charles McCN

On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, Jason White wrote:

  What I am essentially asking is whether any requirements pertaining to the
  translation of text into sign languages, whether automated or not, or the
  representation of such languages via the web, should be included in a
  subsequent version of the guidelines. This is one issue which has been
  consistently raised in discussion but in regard to which no firm decisions
  have been taken. My remarks were intended to ensure that the issue remains
  on the agenda, rather than to suggest any concrete proposal.

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