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re-considering the title "Interdependent Components of Web Accessibility"

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2005 07:15:15 -0600
Message-ID: <42037563.2070300@w3.org>
To: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

In an evaluation of the WAI redesign prototype[1], AIR[2] stated:
"The initial link in the Getting Started menu is admirably simple and easy for accessibility novices to understand. The second link, however, “interdependent components” smacks of jargon. Its language is conceptually much more complex than the links around it... Consider whether the second link’s name is in keeping with the overarching goal of the section, which is to provide an initial overview..."

I wasn't totally happy with the title when it was "Components of Web Accessibility" and I think adding the "Interdependent" to the beginning made it way too much (I didn't choose to address it at the time due to pressure to complete an initial version). I do think it is worth revisiting the title to see if we can come up with something that:
* encourages people to read the document, is simple and relevant
* describes the content, or at least leads to the content, is not misleading

Here are some brainstorms on other approaches for titles:
1. Dependencies in Web Accessibility (or Web Accessibility Dependencies)
2. Requirements of Web Accessibility  (or Web Accessibility Requirements)
3. The Web Accessibility System
4. The Parts of Web Accessibility
5. Understanding the Components of Web Accessibility
6. Web Accessibility Depends on:

Note that if we change the title from the concept of "Interdependent Components" we might change some related wording throughout the document to match the new title concept.

This page is primarily in the site navigation:
- in the Getting Started section: http://w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/intro/components.html
- in the Guidelines and Techniques section: http://w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/guid-tech
as well as linked from many documents, such as:
- all the guidelines overview pages (e.g., http://w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/intro/wcag)
- the "Introduction to Web Accessibility" page (http://w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/intro/accessibility.html)

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[1] prototype of information architecture and layout (NOT visual design and markup!): http://w3.org/2004/09/wai-nav/
[2] AIR: http://www.air.org/usability/
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