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Re: AAA Conformance of WCAG 1.0?

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 1999 08:52:44 +1000 (EST)
To: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.4.10.9908250846050.13860-100000@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
It is precisely due to the ambiguous scope and nature of the requirement
that checkpoint 14.2 bears a priority 3 rating. It was introduced in
recognition of the value of multimedia content in facilitating
comprehension. My interpretation would be that the author has a
responsibility to determine whether adding auditory/visual content would
significantly amplify or clarify the information conveyed in the text.

I would argue that checkpoint 14.2 needs to be formulated more precisely,
or to be supplemented by appropriate guidance in the techniques document,
if its priority is ever to be increased.
Received on Tuesday, 24 August 1999 18:53:03 UTC

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