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Date: Apr 18, 2006 9:00AM
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I see you are from the UK which seems far ahead of the US in this respect.
Generally the answer I get is "oh it is accessible. The deaf can see the
text" even though it is usually above the reading level of the average deaf
reader. What do the US members of this group think? and any other forward
thinkers as the British seem to be??
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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