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Re: Fw: Checkpoint 3.3

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 09:26:25 +1000 (AEST)
To: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SUN.3.95.990721091426.1549A-100000@ariel.ucs.unimelb.EDU.AU>
I agree with Charles. In fact, one could argue that the distinction
between priorities 1 and 2 in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
is firmly related to the difference between accessibility strategies as a
remedy, and access conceived as a fundamental, infrastructural aspect of
the design of electronic documents. It is at the second level that markup
features such as ABBR and ACRONYM assume particular importance by allowing
a higher quality of braille/speech output in user agents which support
them (this latter issue is being addressed by the User Agent guidelines).
Actually, all three sets of guidelines should be considered as a package,
since there are aspects of the Content guidelines (at priority 2 level)
which are based on the anticipated satisfaction of requirements set forth
in the user agent guidelines. To this extent, the User Agent and Web
Content documents complement each other.
Received on Tuesday, 20 July 1999 19:26:33 GMT

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