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Some WCAG 2.0 Glossary observations

From: Henk Snetselaar <H.Snetselaar@bartimeus.nl>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 22:33:32 +0100
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Hi all,

It's hard to plough through all WCAG 2.0 stuff in given time, but here are some WCAG 2.0 Glossary observations.

General:
The glossary is in some cases used for more than giving a description or definition of a word or phrase, but to provide in-depth information about how a certain principle is applied in a guideline. These extended explanations, I think, could be put in the 'Understanding' document. 
Examples are e.g. the entries: general flash threshold, link, luminosity contrast ration, red flash threshold and the second part of the event handler description.

Individual entries:
Emergency * This word is that common that people can look that up in a dictionary if needed. 

Foreign passages or phrases * What about countries that have two or more languages? E.g. a French phrase in an English text in not a foreign phrases in Canada.

Information  is conveyed by color * strange entry in itself and is followed by one that is almost identical.

Information that is conveyed by color * Would it be better to keep the word information also in the description like 'perception of the color attributes is essential to understanding the information.'

Keyboard interface * Would it be good to insert the well known word 'on screen keyboard' as an example to make the description easier to understand..

Live audio-only * I think the entry should be 'audio-only live presentation' because it is describing a certain kind of presentation. In the description the second time 'only' is redundant.

Live video-only * I think the entry should be 'video-only live presentation' because it is describing a certain kind of presentation. In the description the second time 'only'  is redundant.

Lower secondary education level and Primary education level * Does not match the Dutch educational system and I think the WCAG glossary is not the place to explain these concepts.

Regards,

Henk
 

 


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