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Re: Conformance Level

From: Robert Neff <robneff@home.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 1999 23:53:15 -0700
Message-ID: <007501bec90e$8e1ddf00$64520518@alex1.va.home.com>
To: "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
> I think the question should be: is there any aspect of the existing
definitions which would not be clear to an attentive and intelligent reader?

rob>sorry, but i think "attentive and intelligent reader" is a small subset
of the overall audience, which includes artist, writers, editors, database
designers and administrators, programers, coders, system administrators,
line managers, supervisors, and senior managers (all of whom may or may not
have a web background).

but to answer, your question, yes.

have we identified the target audience?  maybe it is time to consider,
"guidelines for dummies"?  If we build it, they will come and embrace it.

rob

----- Original Message -----
From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
To: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 8:11 PM
Subject: Re: Conformance Level


> The task of this working group is to write clear, accurate and
> comprehensive guidelines; that of the Education and Outreach working group
> includes introducing these concepts to a non-technical audience. The two
> requirements should not be conflated. Of course, if there are significant
> ambiguities in the guidelines and/or techniques document, they ought to be
> remedied in the next version, but as Al has argued, the priority system
> serves two purposes: it defines the conformance levels and provides a
> gradation of requirements depending on their impact upon people with
> disabilities. No one has yet proposed a simpler system that would satisfy
> these requirements. I think the question should be: is there any aspect of
> the existing definitions which would not be clear to an attentive and
> intelligent reader?
>
>
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