WWW, Mosiac, and Access for People with Disabilities

Mike Paciello, VIIS: 381-1831 (paciello@shane.enet.dec.com)
Sat, 24 Sep 1994 04:00:18 +0200


I'm an ardent reader of this listserv; this is my first reply to members. In
December, I'll be presenting at the MecklerMedia-sponsored Internet World
conference in Washington D.C.

Along with several colleagues in the field, I'll be addressing the issue of
accessibility of the WWW and Mosaic for people with disabilities, particularly
those shut out from the WWW because of the functional limitations of Mosiac
for people with disabilities.

It is true that Character Cell based browsers (LYNX) are helpful. But issues
related to file format, character display size, sound clips with out
captioning, descriptive video, and the play inaccessibility of Mosiac are
topics we'll be discussing during our panel session.

I would be interested and grateful to hear your thoughts and generate
meaningful dialog concerning these issues.


Michael G. Paciello
Digital Equipment Corporation
Program Manager
Vision Impaired Information Services (VIIS)
110 Spit Brook Road
Nashua, NH. USA 03062
Phone: (603) 881-1831
Internet: Paciello@Shane.Enet.Dec.Com
President: International Committee for Accessible Document Design (ICADD)
Member: Electronics Industries Association/Assistive Devices Division (EIA/ADD)
Member: Project EASI