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Re: A proposal for changing the guidelines

From: Scott Luebking <phoenixl@netcom.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 18:33:35 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <200003160233.SAA27642@netcom.com>
To: charles@w3.org, ij@w3.org
Cc: jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu, phoenixl@netcom.com, unagi69@concentric.net, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hi, Charles

Maybe I'm missing something.  The web offers people much information and
various web pages are architected to help people make all kinds of
decisions.  The impression that you're giving is that there is
absolutely no way that a web page can help a person easily decide on the
optimum format for them.  We got some pretty smart grad students here at
Berkeley.  I'm sure one of them could come up with some clever ideas if
need be.


> A couple of extra points. 
> The text-only version is not, in general, an accessible version - it is
> another of the 9 variants that might be useful for some purposes. Which is
> why WCAG says "an accessible alternative version", not a "text-only version".
> Having ten versions introduces a potential level of complexity to navigating
> a site (as a user) that could in itself provide a barrier to use.
> Charles McCN
Received on Wednesday, 15 March 2000 21:33:37 UTC

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