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Re: What is "symbols"?

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2008 12:07:53 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0808291207m6ca8c10ao5f6df9f0999bbac3@mail.gmail.com>
To: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

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> Name: Makoto Ueki
> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
> Affiliation: JIS Working Group
> Document: W2
> Item Number: Guideline 1.1: Provide text alternatives for any non-text content...
> Part of Item:
> Comment Type: editorial
> Summary of Issue: What is "symbols"?
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> We need clarification on what "symbols" means. Does it mean graphic symbols for people with developmental disorders and speech comprehension difficulties? Or does it imply more than it?
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> Proposed Change:
> Hard to translate. Add the explanation to the Glossary.
>

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Response from the Working Group
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Symbols could apply to 'anything that represents something else' See
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbol . It is not limited to graphic
symbols for people with developmental disorders and speech
comprehension difficulties.

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact


On behalf of the WCAG Working Group
Received on Friday, 29 August 2008 19:08:31 GMT

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