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Your comments on WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft of December, 2007

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 17:19:00 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0803101719i2c362adbx3023146e4f6f94d3@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dey Alexander" <dey@deyalexander.com.au>
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Dear Dey Alexander,

Thank you for your comments on the 11 Dec 2007 Last Call Working Draft
of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20071211). The WCAG Working Group
has reviewed all comments received on the December draft. Before we
proceed to implementation, we would like to know whether we have
understood your comments correctly and whether you are satisfied with
our resolutions.

Please review our resolutions for the following comments, and reply to
us by 31 March 2008 at public-comments-wcag20@w3.org to say whether
you accept them or to discuss additional concerns you have with our
response. Note that this list is publicly archived.

Please see below for the text of comments that you submitted and our
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also include links to the relevant changes in the WCAG 2.0 Editor's
Draft of 10 March 2008 at
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20080310/.

Note that if you still strongly disagree with our resolution on an issue,
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Thank you for your time reviewing and sending comments. Though we
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comments are valuable to the development of WCAG 2.0.


Regards,

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

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Comment 1: Concern about providing an alt version of readable content
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2008Jan/0033.html
(Issue ID: 2411)
Status: VERIFIED / NOT ACCEPTED
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Original Comment:
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I'm concerned at the suggestion that an alternative version be
provided for content that is not written at the proposed level (lower
secondary).  This looks like an opportunity for the same problem to
arise that occurred with text-only versions of inaccessible pages.

Proposed Change:
Remove.

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Response from Working Group:
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For many types of content, writing them at a lower secondary level
would cause a loss of some information. As a result, it is not always
possible to write the primary content at the lower secondary level.
So, the provision allows for either the primary or alternative content
to be written at that level.
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