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Re: Using meta tags to improve access for cognitive disabilities

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 1999 16:09:53 -0500 (EST)
To: karl.hebenstreit@gsa.gov
cc: WAI <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.9911191606570.8500-100000@tux.w3.org>
Access to metadata about the page is probably a user agent issue.

There are other well-known schemes which include descriptions - for example
in the Dublin Core it is possible to provide a description for anything that
has a URI (image, webpage, website, etc). One project that I have been
working on is using metadata incorporated into images to provide descriptions
of the image, but I had not really thought about using it to describe
pages. It makes plenty of sense (I use descriptions of pages often when i am


Charles McCN

On Fri, 19 Nov 1999 karl.hebenstreit@gsa.gov wrote:

  I've been wondering about whether using meta tags might be useful to enable
  for improving web access for people with cognitive disabilities,
  particularly  "Keyword" and "Desciption".   Has anyone done any research on
  I found this reference to meta data while searching the W3C site.

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