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Re: New guidelines draft

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 13:04:33 -0400 (EDT)
To: Marti <marti47@MEDIAONE.NET>
cc: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.20.0007131302390.20680-100000@tux.w3.org>
Marti, I strongly agree.

(the point in question is illustrating with multimedia as appropriate).

As Tim Noonan said recently, the key is redundancy. Not text specifically,
nor images specifically, nor audio, but redundancy.

Charles McCN

On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, Marti wrote:

  Comments -
  Can Principle 1, Guideline 1 be generalized a little more to be inclusive of
  Principle 4 Guideline 8? This might get us away from the idea that the
  guidelines insist on "all text" and meet some of the needs for cognitive
  Principle 1: Provide alternatives to auditory, visual and textual
       1. Provide a textual equivalent for every non-text (auditory or
          graphical) component of a web page or multimedia presentation and
          supplement text with graphic or auditory presentations where they
          will facilitate comprehension of the content.
  Regarding Checkpoint 2.2 from WCAG 1.0
   Since "foreground and background color combinations" implies a device
  (screen) shouldn't this be covered in technology-specific checklists?

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