[NetBehaviour] R.I.P Henryk Gorecki

Ruth Catlow ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org
Sat Nov 13 14:51:25 CET 2010


Hi Martin,

You raise an interesting issue.

Achieving equal access for everyone through the application of web
standards is not straightforward.

Firstly, of course, there is no one kind of visual impairment and many
different strategies are suggested for making information accessible to
people.While you request black text on white background "many dyslexic
readers are particularly sensitive to the brightness of text on a pure
white background. This can cause the words to appear to move around and
to blur together. This difficulty can be avoided if pure white is not
used for the page background color."
http://www.dyslexia-parent.com/mag35.html It turns out that different
people have different access needs.

Then there is a lot of dogma (in the Nielson school of web standards)
that privileges more textually focused people (proposing set column
widths, text sizes and colours, standard link colours etc) over those of
us that find content more accessible if it is arranged more contextually
and presented with images and other forms of content.

Then when artists take audio, visuals, text and interactivity of browser
content as their media and context for expression and exploration it
becomes impossible (and undesirable) to impose a standard. Like
insisting on a particular frame size for a painting or a format for an
installation. But I don't think this is what you are talking about.

The best approach I guess is for everyone to attempt to stay patient and
good humoured and say what we need. 

best wishes,

Utopian Ruth




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From: martin mitchell <martinmitch21 at mac.com>
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Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] R.I.P Henryk Gorecki
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 2010 12:56:55 +0000

Has anyone thought of the visual consequences for visually impaired
people, blue type on such a yellow background is very difficult for me
to read, daft as the previous grey background. Think of of disability
web standards they do exist, for an artists/creatives email site to
display such behaviour is ridiculous, please have plain white background
with black type.


martin...

On 13 Nov 2010, at 12:39, marc garrett wrote:

> Hi Fung-Lin,
> 
> Much Thanks...
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> Here's the original link http://tinyurl.com/24zqlu8
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> marc
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> > R.I.P Henryk Gorecki
> > http://www.mutanteggplant.com/vitro-nasu/2010/11/12/r-i-p-henryk-gorecki/
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