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Re: missionimpossible.com

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 16:53:06 -0400 (EDT)
To: Taylor-Made <taymade@home.com>
cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0005311649080.7673-100000@tux.w3.org>
I don't think Jonathan was saying it is universally accessible (he
effectively points this out), just that for a particular group of people (I
am assuming he is talking about people with severe reading difficulties in
particular - jonathan?) it is actually good.

I think what we need to do is try to work out what it is that is good about
this, and how we can explain how to do it, and combine that with what we
already have and think we know.

Charles McCN

On Wed, 31 May 2000, Taylor-Made wrote:

  I just went there and clicked on English and waited for the into.  I chose
  Flash 4.0 and when it came up, it was flashing red and then short clips and
  then lots of flashing red, etc.  Isn't this just slightly unaccessible to a
  person who has epilepsy?  Flashing red like that can put some epileptics
  into a seizure.  If this is the case I would consider this site totally
  unaccessible.  When I tried to go back to main page, it wouldn't send me
  there, it just kept flashing the scenes on the browser.
  -----Original Message-----
  From: Jonathan Chetwynd <jc@signbrowser.org.uk>
  To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
  Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2000 10:15 AM
  Subject: CD and popular use of graphics
  >It may not be an example of excellence as far as universality,
  >but for accessibility it covers many of the holes in the WAI site.
  >The homepage offers a choice of nine languages.
  >It has a a limited number of links, each with a great graphic.
  >It loads quickly.
  >It does not use alt tags
  >The topics and text labels are less well chosen than they could be.
  >The coding is lengthy......
  >A student & fan found it easy and exciting to navigate.
  >jonathan chetwynd
  >special needs teacher
  >web accessibility consultant

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