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Re: UPDATE suggested alternatives to accessible version

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Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 10:38:12 -0500 (EST)
To: Joshue O Connor CFIT <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
cc: gv@trace.wisc.edu, Jonathan Hassell <jonathanhassell@yahoo.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.60.1202201036550.30501@cygnus.smart.net>

if I am not mistaken the "Universal Design" concept was designed to meet 
the 95 percentile not 100%

not perfect I know


On Mon, 20 Feb 2012, Joshue O Connor CFIT wrote:

> Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:53:08 +0000
> From: Joshue O Connor CFIT <joshue.oconnor@ncbi.ie>
> To: gv@trace.wisc.edu
> Cc: Jonathan Hassell <jonathanhassell@yahoo.co.uk>,
>     "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
> Subject: Re: UPDATE suggested alternatives to accessible version
> Resent-Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2012 08:53:44 +0000
> Resent-From: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> I'm a bit confused. Originally Jonathan said:
>> "That's why 'universal design' doesn't work - it's not universally good for 
> everyone,
>> people with different disabilities have completely contradictory colour 
> preferences."
> I agree with much of Greggs reply, but then Gregg says:
>> 2)  Universal Design should never be construed to mean  'one size fits 
>> all'.
> [...]
>> True universal design is about one-size-fits-one [...]
> So I'm confused. I don't know what one-size-fits-one means. I get the second 
> part "creating designs that allow people to adjust things to fit their 
> individual needs."
> Aside from my own cognitive dissonance (and seriously I don't understand 
> "one-size-fits-one"). The second part is what is more useful or translates 
> well to others within a framework like UD. This is because there is now a 
> graveyard of design ideologies (DFA anyone?) and we don't need to add to the 
> canon. However a mantra like "create designs that allow people to adjust 
> things to fit their individual needs" - is great. In terms of implementation 
> it is easier to understand than the aspirational idea that you should build 
> something that can be used by everyone.
> Cheers
> Josh
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