RE: acceptable fallbacks [was: Re: Is longdesc a good solution? ...]

>  > On Sep 10, 2008, at 15:06, David Poehlman wrote:
>>  In any case, full-text transcripts are useful for general audiences,
>>  so once a full-text transcript has been written, it doesn't make sense
>>  to hide it in a fallback chain only for deafblind users. Instead, it
>  > should be available to all users.

*Any* adaptation should be provided on the basis of a (positive) 
expressed need, not on the basis of a (negative) 'disability'.  So 
saying that 'because some people without a disability might want X, 
therefore X should not be treated as an accessibility question' is a 
non-sequitur, to me.  There is no 'fallback chain for deaf-blind 
users'.  There is material to enhance accessibility.  Why you might 
want it or need it is none of my business.  It *is* available to all 
David Singer

Received on Friday, 12 September 2008 00:54:02 UTC