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RE: info request:Fw: Animation for Access

From: Simon White <simon.white@jkd.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 17:45:52 -0000
Message-ID: <D1EFBFDCD178C24DA607A306D6E3A711059D05@URANUs>
To: "David Poehlman" <poehlman1@home.com>, "wai-ig list" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Dear All,
Further to my previous message I have done some more trawling through Web pages. This is by far the best article on building accessible sites for those with a variety of disabilities and there are several links to places that will help design for dylexics. I hope that this is of help. I will keep looking after the weekend and have emailed some people I know who work in the area of dyslexia and see if there are any papers out there that explicitly deal with learning difficulties. I have also included the Google search query as I have only looked at a couple.


Good luck, hope this can help in some way.
Kindest regards

Simon White

-----Original Message-----
From: David Poehlman [mailto:poehlman1@home.com]
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 16:08
To: wai-ig list
Subject: info request:Fw: Animation for Access

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Michael Hodgson" <jmhodgson1@UCLAN.AC.UK>
Sent: Friday, January 11, 2002 10:55 AM
Subject: Animation for Access

Hi All
I am interested to discover any research which deals with the use of
animation to help overcome the type of disabilities which limit  access
to text-based learning resources.
I suppose I am considering those people who have personal circumstances
which might affect their  mastery of written language. For example,
people who have been deaf from birth and possibly, some students with
specific learning disabilities. Current discussion seems to focus around
text reading as the only key to accessibility; which is not surprising
the traditional emphasis on the written word in education. I am
to find research  which helps establish whether or not there is any
advantage in using animation as an additional  tool for accessibility.
Can anyone help me out? Or at least point me in the right direction?


ps. apols for cross posting

John Hodgson
Specialist Senior Technician
Specialised Learning Resource Unit (SLRU)
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, Lancashire.
United Kingdom
e-mail: jmhodgson1@uclan.ac.uk

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