[NetBehaviour] R.I.P Henryk Gorecki

James Morris jwm.art.net at gmail.com
Sun Nov 14 12:29:05 CET 2010


Yes, exactly. In gmail I've not seen any evidence of yellow or grey
backgrounds. I can't remember which settings do it, but (for webmail)
there's numerous firefox extensions which can do it.

On 14 November 2010 10:34, corradomorgana at blueyonder.co.uk
<corradomorgana at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> Set email client to convert html mails to non formatted plaintext or use a
> replacement ccs style for websites that allow client side style sheets.
> Might not be possible in all clients or all webmail clients either.
> I have worked with seriously dyslexic staff and students and those
> registered blind. Most use the above user preferential overrides
>
> Sent from my HTC
>
> ----- Reply message -----
> From: "martin mitchell" <martinmitch21 at mac.com>
> Date: Sat, Nov 13, 2010 2:50 pm
> Subject: [NetBehaviour] R.I.P Henryk Gorecki
> To: <ruth.catlow at furtherfield.org>, "NetBehaviour for networked distributed
> creativity" <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
>
> Interesting research being done on dyslexia:-
>
> http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/8128233/Dyslexia-the-secret-of-Da-Vinci-and-Picassos-success.html
>
> Guess I'm are mere space cowboy...
>
> martin.
>
> On 13 Nov 2010, at 13:51, Ruth Catlow wrote:
>
>> 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
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: martin mitchell <martinmitch21 at mac.com>
>> Reply-to: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
>> <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
>> To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
>> <netbehaviour at netbehaviour.org>
>> 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...
>>>
>>> Here's the original link http://tinyurl.com/24zqlu8
>>>
>>> marc
>>>
>>>> R.I.P Henryk Gorecki
>>>>
>>>> http://www.mutanteggplant.com/vitro-nasu/2010/11/12/r-i-p-henryk-gorecki/
>>>>
>>>> F.L.
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