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RE: renaming the guidelines

From: Dave <David@gspgrafix.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 08:08:58 -0500
Message-ID: <39D90117F926D21187B500A0C9C5212403DD96@GLOBE_EXCH>
To: "'dd@w3.org'" <dd@w3.org>, "'w3c-wai-gl@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I've been having trouble sending responses to the mailing list. Could
someone please forward it to everyone if this letter doesn't go through
as I intended? Thanks!

Hello Everyone,  
  
Personally, I feel that 4.Web Site Accessibility Guidelines most closely
describes what it is we're trying to do. If I were to suggest another
name, however, it would be:

"Guidelines for Accessible Web Sites" which I think is closer to the
spoken form of the concept and therefore easier to understand. 

Also, in having read some other suggestions, please remember that the
point of a title is to describe the content in a simple, easily
understood way. 

Sincerely, 

Dave Trendler
Marketing Coordinator
BraillePrint.Com

	-----Original Message-----
	From:	Wendy A Chisholm [SMTP:chisholm@trace.wisc.edu]
	Sent:	Wednesday, December 16, 1998 4:01 PM
	To:	w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
	Subject:	renaming the guidelines

	Hello,

	We would like to spend one last round discussing what to name
the
	guidelines document.  The following is a summary of the
discussions up to
	this point.  Ideally, we would like to wrap up this discussion
by this
	Friday, but understand that the holiday season is fast
approaching.  Could
	you please send any comments regarding the 5 suggestions below,
or propose
	another alternative?  Since this issues requires coordination
with the
	other working groups, a final summary will be sent to the
Coordination
	Group for discussion.


	In the current title ("WAI Page Author Guidelines") "Page
Author" is not
	appropriate since persons usually
	author more than a single page. There is consensus that:

	   1.The title should reflect that it addresses more than just a
single
	page in isolation. 
	   2.The phrase "Universal Design" should not be used in the
title since it
	carries so many negative connotations (so "Universal Design
Guidelines for
	WWW Documents" is out). 
	   3.We don't want to focus in on particular technologies (so
"HTML and CSS
	Accessible Design
	     Guidelines" is out). 

	Proposals

	   1.Web Author Guidelines 
	   2.Site Author Guidelines 
	   3.Web Content Accessible Guidelines. 
	   4.Web Site Accessibility Guidelines 
	   5.W3C Web Accessibility Initiative Author Guidelines (then
make other
	groups - W3C WAI User
	     Agent Guidelines and W3C WAI Authoring Tools Guidelines) 


	Thanks,
	--the editors 
Received on Thursday, 17 December 1998 08:12:55 GMT

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