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Re: Format for addressing grade-level content........

From: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 12:09:19 -0400
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To: "Katie Haritos-Shea" <kshea@apollo.fedworld.gov>, "_W3C-WAI Web Content Access. Guidelines List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 10:40 AM -0400 2001/7/29, Katie Haritos-Shea wrote:
>OK...........I don't want to open the can of worms
>again...................but, saw this that David P. posted to Trace.
>Interesting Robot story from Nasa.........towards the bottom of the page it
>has a section called "Thursday's Classroom Corner"  There, you can find,
>three grade-level choices, available only in text (for two), and with
>graphics for one, but it is a .PDF.  Certainly this idea has existed in
>academic circles for a long time, not in web-format, however.
>http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2001/ast23jul_1.htm?list438943

One of the best ways to get folks to even consider "grade-level"
when writing is to ask them to explicitly define it in metadata
somewhere -- such as PICS and other "self-rating" systems request
(of other kinds of metadata).

--Kynn

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