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Comments on "Comparative requirements analysis for older Web users"

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 15:11:08 +0200
To: public-comments-wai-age@w3.org
Message-ID: <WorldClient-F200809051511.AA11085062@technosite.es>

Here are some comments on my reading this [1] for the first time 
(apologies).

I thought it needed an introductory sentence at the start something like 
"WCAG is intended to address the requirements of all users with special 
needs but older users have different ones. These tables provide..."

"WAI has carried out a the review of literature to determine what needs 
have been identified. The tables only present requirements..."

"scientific study or an observation of users." Observation is an 
integral part of scientific study. Perhaps what is meant is anecdotal 
observation.

Under "Recommendations", for those who are curious (probably few) it 
would be useful to have links to a separate linking-bridging document to 
link to the individual references in the literature review References 
section.

The term "gap analysis" came to mind when reading the document. It 
identifies possible gaps in WAI guidelines. To say "differences" is 
dodging the issue I think.

Acronyms: Perhaps expand ATAG, WCAG, UAAG.

Ambiguous link text "A more detailed version... WCAG 2.0 sufficient and 
advisory techniques" (it doesn't link to WCAG).

I don't understand what the coloured cell background means. don't relay 
on colour alone? Use CSS for the colour, not @bgcolor.

Typos:

"identified in the literature reviewed" (review)
"made be required" (may be).

The email link for comments says public-comments-wai-age@w3.org but is
actually wai-eo-editors.

best regards,

Alan
Received on Friday, 5 September 2008 13:10:27 GMT

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