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Re: Re[2]: Include default text?


From: Jukka K. Korpela
Date: Oct 23, 2004 3:37PM

On Thu, 21 Oct 2004, glenda wrote:

> Perhaps the icon isn't for
> the blind visitor using the screen reader.

Actually few people have even suggested that - rather symptomatically.

> Perhaps its for the average AB
> user to raise awareness about Web accessibility.

Raising awareness with cryptic signs isn't really the accessible way.
And not really the real motive; the real motive is showing off.
That's human. But we're supposed to do something about such things
in order to help people with disabilities.

"WCAG 1.0" is absolute gibberish to the vast majority of people,
so it surely cannot be an accessible way of conveying a message,
still less to "raise awareness".

Jukka "Yucca" Korpela, http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/