Re: [Sugar-devel] Should we care about non readers and kids with motor skill issues?

2009-10-20 Thread Albert Cahalan
Caroline Meeks writes: True. But all kids matter. Including the nonreaders, the ones going to schools that are not taught in their native language, the ones for whom reading is a struggle, the dyslectics. You don't want to keep them non-readers forever, do you? That's what happens when you

Re: [Sugar-devel] Should we care about non readers and kids with motor skill issues? was - Re: RFC: Kill the delayed menus for good

2009-10-16 Thread Tomeu Vizoso
On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 03:28, Caroline Meeks solutiongr...@gmail.com wrote: Perhaps. What would you define as the ailment, yourself? The primary intent was to encourage use of a direct interaction model, in which palettes we're supposed to play a big role. When it turned out that young

Re: [Sugar-devel] Should we care about non readers and kids with motor skill issues? was - Re: RFC: Kill the delayed menus for good

2009-10-16 Thread DancesWithCars
as someone who grew up dyslexic before computers, I have to say, XOs should be for EveryOne, readers, people with difficulty reading, those young and not reading, and dyslexics, plus those with motor issues. you could check the prevalance numbers, but with deployments of 300k or so, you are going

[Sugar-devel] Should we care about non readers and kids with motor skill issues? was - Re: RFC: Kill the delayed menus for good

2009-10-15 Thread Caroline Meeks
Perhaps. What would you define as the ailment, yourself? The primary intent was to encourage use of a direct interaction model, in which palettes we're supposed to play a big role. When it turned out that young kids, who didn't read, and who didn't have motor skills for selecting form