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RE: accessibility for deaf


From: Patrick Lauke
Date: Apr 18, 2006 8:50AM


> I am curious about what is done to make web pages or other
> media accessible
> for deaf users.

Off the top of my head, I can think of three:

* use clear and simple language, as english (or whatever) may
not be the user's first language (may be sign language)

* If using any kind of multimedia (video, audio, flash) use
captions (both for spoken words and non-speech information)

* (Budget permitting) provide content of web pages/document
in sign language; add signing to other multimedia resources

Patrick H. Lauke
Web Editor / University of Salford
Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force