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Re: Non-geek version of guidelines

From: Robert Neff <robneff@home.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 16:19:32 -0500
Message-ID: <003701bf7cb1$587b6280$59b10f18@alex1.va.home.com>
To: "Education and Outreach Working Group" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
you are not the first to ask about this...this si a part of obtaining buy-in
from the user community so implementation will go easier.  Remember my
comments from toronto last year, "create a wcag for dummies" version....

hey, are there going to be EO, WAI and WCAG meetings at the www9?

/rob


----- Original Message -----
From: Alan Cantor <acantor@interlog.com>
To: Education and Outreach Working Group <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2000 3:39 PM
Subject: Non-geek version of guidelines


> Hello Education and Outreach Colleagues,
>
> I was talking to a friend today -- an amateur web developer and
professional
> disability rights advocate -- who complained that the W3C guidelines are
> overly technical for her needs. She wants a plain language version of the
> guidelines. As she is fairly technologically savvy, she expressed
frustration
> at having to work so hard to understand what must be done to make
accessible
> web pages. To illustrate her point, she read me the Quick Tip card
description
> of Image map. I agree with her, the tone is definitely geeky. But not
everyone
> who develops web pages speaks the language of client-side servers and
> hotspots. I would guess that most people who develop web pages are
amateurs
> (in the original sense of the word: from amore or amour: an activity done
out
> of love.) Will these people freeze when they read "make line by line
reading
> sensible?" or "Use CSS?"
>
> How about we create a "user-friendly" version of the Web Content
guidelines?
> Maybe a primer.
>
> Alan
>
Received on Monday, 21 February 2000 16:30:26 GMT

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