[html4all] Just curious...
applegoddess at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 15:15:31 PDT 2007
I'm me. :)
I lurk, and on a blue moon I reply to things. That's not to say I
don't read the majority of conversations going on. I suppose I should
stop lurking, but I haven't had much of an incentive or time to talk
in detail on most topics, and others seem to be pretty inflammatory
with comments running the gamut of opinions so I don't feel the need
to go there and add my 2 cents, be it in email or irc.
I'm a student, majoring in computer science. During my spare time, I
volunteer at a teeny .org for the visually disabled, where I get to
work with people of all ages, teaching them how to do things on the
computer from Word and searching wikipedia to even a bit of
programming, which was fun as long as whitespace wasn't significant
(egads), reading captchas for them, learning about all sorts of stuff
I honestly had no idea even existed, and as of late, designing the
website (one hell of a challenge in itself). In addition to that, I
have multiple family members and friends with low vision, and probably
more that are completely new to computers, and helping both groups out
has shown me a lot, particularly that I'm pretty bad at assuming how
people will do things if I'm not in their shoes, and that's been
pretty interesting. And over the years I've been doing this, I've
been accumulating great hatred and frustration for a number of
particularly inaccessible sites, so I'm trying to avoid all those
pitfalls while designing a site that would be usable and it's a lot
easier said than done, so if there was anything that could be done to
make any part of the process easier and...more mandatory, I'm all up
Somehow I ran across the site Rob named, and in particular, the one
about joining the WG
And I thought it would be a tad better than what I saw when I did.
Regardless, even though I'm pretty much a nobody, I agreed with what
was in that post, and I thought I should join cause if it's anything
that's needed, it's a more accessible HTML, not only to someone like
me working with the people I do, but to as many people as possible,
because we're not all perfect and we don't all do things the same way.
But, like I said, my interests are limited, and when something
relevant does come up, everyone chips in their 2 cents and I hate
repeating what someone else says.
Is that good enough? :)
On 8/29/07, John Foliot <foliot at wats.ca> wrote:
> Who *is* applegoddess at gmail.com?
> Reply in private if you wish...
> John Foliot
> Academic Technology Consultant
> Stanford Online Accessibility Program
> Stanford University
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