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Re: x-disability comms, was How to describe Flowcharts, Schematics, etc

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 13:45:29 -0400
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To: "jonathan chetwynd" <jay@peepo.com>, <karl.hebenstreit@gsa.gov>, <smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOVATinternet>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Good point on need to support collaboration.  

For example, if a sighted and a blind individual are sitting at the same
comptuter, they need simultaneous access.  So if you have a
browser/screenreader setup that forces the user to turn off images to get
the ALT text, that's a problem when a blind and a sighted person are
working together in front of a computer.

That's a pretty simple example.  What other types of collaboration barriers
are there that specifically affect people with disabilities?


At 08:23 AM 8/27/99 +0100, jonathan chetwynd wrote:
>This is important.
>The benefits of considering people as individuals is that those people who
>have difficulty cooperating (collaborating) like me, dont get excluded.
>It is important to look at ways that failure to collaborate might lead to
>How many people does it need to run a (corporate) website?
>a www for those learning to read.
>Please send us links to your favourite websites.
>Our site www.peepo.com is a drive thru.
>When you see a link of interest, click on it.
>Move the mouse to slow down.
>It is a graphical aid to browsing the www.
>We value your comments.
Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
Universal Design Engineer, Institute on Disabilities/UAP, and
Adjunct Professor, Electrical Engineering
Temple University

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