Re: Definition: Media equivalents

Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> Sorry
> I lost the track.   Are these definitions or recommendations.     The
> imperative sentence form doesn't look like a definition.
> Smell and vibration are not equivalents of very much I don't think.
> If you mean a vibratory equivalent of a ring....  yep -- but only if
> device will always be in contact with the person when the alert is to
> take place.  
> Smell??     I guess you could smell a call coming in.   need good air
> circulation or a very strong smell 
> But as equivalents for most information......?
> I think you can (and should) make it general in the definition.  
> But I think we need to be careful on the examples of equivalents to not
> confuse verbal and non-verbal modalities.
> Oh - and where we say "text"  shouldn't we say if it is 'data-text' or
> 'visual-text'.. (I'm not suggesting these terms -- but you get what I
> mean

UAAG 1.0 defines "text" as a sequence of characters, and
points to the Character Model for the Web draft.

Other things like pictures of letters (glyphs) are not
considered text in UAAG 1.0.

  _ Ian

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Received on Monday, 24 June 2002 14:56:20 UTC