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RE: Meeting on Feb 20

From: Sean Hayes <Sean.Hayes@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2007 19:56:09 +0000
To: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>, TeamB <public-wcag-teamb@w3.org>
Message-ID: <7261AC2A5F73904CA41773C8F00813FF1B357AC1@EA-EXMSG-C309.europe.corp.microsoft.com>

I have followed up by reading the rest of the comments, and apart from a few specific issues I'd say the broad thrust of the comments are along the lines of "please don't say you address learning difficulties or cognitive, because you really don't". And that what we do have is targeted at reading level which is not the same as either LD, CD or reading disability and shouldn't be confused.

I think these are reasonable criticisms, and our broad response, once we have done as discussed a round of due diligence with invited experts, and unless some concrete proposals come out of that, should be to remove any mention of cognitive from WCAG2.0 with a disclaimer along the lines of:

"We did not have enough expertise in the WG to formulate testable criteria to address cognitive issues which could resonably be adopted by all web content and this is an area which a specific W3C group with the relevant expertise should address in the future".

Sean Hayes
Standards and Policy Team
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-----Original Message-----
From: public-wcag-teamb-request@w3.org [mailto:public-wcag-teamb-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Loretta Guarino Reid
Sent: 20 February 2007 19:02
To: TeamB
Subject: Meeting on Feb 20

Cognitive issues:
Note lack of expertise in working group.

1. Invite experts from Ad Hoc Task Force to discuss cognitive support 2. Try to address cognitive issues more completely beyond WCAG2 3. General clean-up of language relating to cognitive, language and learning disabilities
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