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Re: Who decides "content"

From: LBehrens <LBehrens@worldnet.att.net>
Date: Sat, 23 May 1998 16:47:09 -0700
Message-ID: <35675FFD.23AA3917@worldnet.att.net>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Kasday, Leonard R (Len), ALTEC wrote:
> ... I'm really bothered by the implication that ... people who want 
> to know what a page looks like are somehow wrong or misguided [and 
> that] descriptions of visual aspects [are] a "frill" ...

I have a lengthy text description on (and of) our site so verbose as to
be belabored.  My rationale comes from a discussion I had with one of my 
daughters who works for Lucent.  I found the logo they chose on
splitting from AT&T to be odd, and we spent quite some time talking
about it.  

Had I, for some reason, been unable to *grab* that logo and ask about
it, the discussion probably would not have taken place; I would have
been the poorer for that.

But that's me.  We are not designing just for me, and I loudly echo 
L. Kasaday's:

> ...I would like to hear from people who are blind, or have low 
> vision, whether they personally would want to know about those 
> images ...

Regards, Larry Behrens
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the wish to find out, 
which is the exact opposite.  - Bertrand Russell
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Received on Saturday, 23 May 1998 19:49:08 UTC

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