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Re: accessibility for deaf


From: Kynn Bartlett
Date: Apr 18, 2006 9:30AM

On 4/18/06, Patrick Lauke < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> * use clear and simple language, as english (or whatever) may
> not be the user's first language (may be sign language)

Related to this -- when dealing with any population for whom the
language of the page may not be the primary language of the user, you
need to have forgiving forms whenever possible. This also benefits
people with various cognitive impairments.

(A "forgiving" form is one which can accept, process, and deal with
slight misspellings in typed text. It's harder to do than it sounds,

It is also important to consider the needs of deaf-blind users.


Kynn Bartlett < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
Writer, Web Developer, Photographer, Game Designer
Tucson, Arizona