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RE: Don't require <Q>

From: Robert Neff <rneff@bbnow.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 15:11:07 -0600
To: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, "Bailey, Bruce" <Bruce_Bailey@ed.gov>
Cc: "'Web Content Accessibility Guidelines'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "'Wendy A Chisholm'" <wendy@w3.org>, "'Leonard R. Kasday'" <kasday@acm.org>
I think the issue with 508 incorporating more or less is not based upon
common sense, rather I am of the opinion it was how much can you chew off
and not overwork the people who have to implement it.  I also think cost was
an issue.  I firmly support the 508 approach.  Lets start small, get buy-in,
educate and then next year implement more.   Lets face it, here is a real
life test case for requirements and implementation and we area part of it as
well as we can listen and learn.

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]  On
Behalf Of Kynn Bartlett
Sent:	Tuesday, January 16, 2001 3:02 PM
To:	Bailey, Bruce
Cc:	'Web Content Accessibility Guidelines'; 'Wendy A Chisholm'; 'Leonard R.
Subject:	Re: Don't require <Q>

At 12:37 PM 1/16/2001 , Bailey, Bruce wrote:
>It was actually this checkpoint that made decide to settle for Single-A
>compliance.  Kynn would be pleased to know that missing AA didn't scare me
>off most of the other P2 and P3 items.

I am pleased, although I daresay that you (as an active member
of the Web Accessibility Initiative and other such projects) are
far from an average test case.

Question to consider:  If we didn't have the artificial divide
of priority 1, priority 2, and priority 3 -- and instead tried to,
I dunno, urge compliance based on common sense -- how many more
checkpoints would there have been included in Section 508 guidelines?

It's my estimation that a "priority 2" checkpoint means a far less
greater chance of someone doing it than priority 1, and giving
something a priority 3 checkpoint is pretty much a death wish for
that checkpoint.  (Interpretation by insiders, such as Bruce, who
understand WCAG on a deeper level than average will of course produce
atypical results.)


Kynn Bartlett  <kynn@idyllmtn.com>                http://kynn.com/
Technical Developer Relations, Reef           http://www.reef.com/
Chief Technologist, Idyll Mountain Internet   http://idyllmtn.com/
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