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Success Criterion score

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 03:57:01 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Roger Hudson
Email: rhudson@usability.com.au
Document: W2
Item Number: Important New Terms Used in WCAG 2.0
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: general comment
Summary of Issue: Success Criterion score
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I feel the use of the conformance system that uses the letter A to indicate the Success Criteria level is potentially confusing. 

The WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria schema is different to that used in WCAG 1.0, but WCAG 1.0 also indicated Priority level compliance with the letter A. 

In practice, web developers and regulatory organizations used the WCAG 1.0 Priority levels as a measure for determining levels of accessibility, and they are likely to continue to do so with WCAG 2.0. And, if the letter A is to used as the indicator there is a real risk that people will believe a WCAG 2.0 AAA is the same as a WCAG 1.0 AAA and not understand the differences. As a result some important WCAG 2.00 AAA Success Criteria such as 1.4.6 are likely to be ignored.

Proposed Change:
The working group should develop a new system for indicating compliance levels for the Success Criteria. 
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