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Re: A joint seminar with the usability community and the blind community

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 13:54:39 -0400 (EDT)
To: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0209221353090.6352-100000@tux.w3.org>

I guess it is stating the obvious, but talking to people with different
disabilities about what makes the Web (or information and comunication
technology in general) difficult to use is something that I would expect to
be helpful...



On Sun, 22 Sep 2002, phoenixl wrote:

>As usability professionals have become involved with the 508 issues in the
>US, they are beginning to realize how much about the blind community they
>are unaware of.  Similarly, there is much about the usability community
>that blind world is unaware of.  A few people in each of these communities
>are considering a day long joint seminar in the bay area where each of these
>communities can learn about the other.  Some of the questions that have come
>up are:
>    1.  What can the usability community learn from the blind community?
>    2.  What can the blind community learn from the usability community?
>    3.  What else should be included in the seminar to the benefit of
>        both communities?
>Any suggestions for answers?
>Thanks very much,
>PS  If you might be interested in this type of seminar, could you please
>send me a note directly?

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