Bill Gerrey writes:
> I hold that our main barrier is that of getting interpretation of material. (This does not sit well with thodse who wish for uner--oopse--universal solutions).
> We will not learn algebra by having tactile versions of dancing clowns on opposite sides of the "equals" sign. As blind people, we will proffit best from having those teachers who understand the material show us PRINCIPLES of what is being illustrated.
I think this is correct. If we can deal with the underlying
material and concepts, the pretty pictures/etc. used to convey them
won't matter. The problem arises, however, when there are so many
pictures and so few words that the burden is placed upon the
interpreter rather than the text to convey the ideas. Also, it's
getting to the point where in some instances the sighted no longer
know how to describe things (witness Curtis Chong's problems getting
information on OS/2 which he could use from those who only
knew how to point-and-click!).
-- Mike Freeman | Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org GEnie: M.FREEMAN11 | Amateur Radio Callsign: K7UIJ ... Virtue is its own punishment.
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