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Flash-only vs. AJAX sites

| tags: programming, links

Useful comparison of Flash to AJAX . No consideration of sound for which Flash appears superior. Talking about web sites rather than our application orientation. Not having to fool with browser differences could be a Flash advantage too. Still, he makes good points that resonate with me. Lots to consider.

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Improving the cheap Braille display

| tags: blind, enabling technology

Karen suggests that I emulate what Kevin Ivarson did and give feedback on key press to guide the user to the right keys. Right now I record on release but could announce the letters on press to allow the user to get it right before releasing.

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Text Adventure Writing Tool

| tags: ideas, enabling technology

Suggested in a meeting with Karen and Gretchen. How about a text-adventure make-your-on-story tool that has simple text on screen and presents a kid with a first person adventure that allows them to make choices and construct a narrative as they go? Like the text-adventure games of old, you're given a starting scenario ("you're outside a house at the end of a road") and allows you to choose whether to enter the house or walk down the road. Ideas include:

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