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RE: the Ruler - Rule question

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2001 16:04:42 -0500
To: "'GLWAI Guidelines WG \(GL - WAI Guidelines WG\)'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <009c01c1193b$414b3fe0$b2176880@trace.wisc.edu>
Hi Anne

I like D also,
(and you certainly can change)
but does it help us with our goal? -- which is to make pages more

Would a page be considered accessible if it just documented its
accessibility - or lack of it?     Isn't accessibility a measure of
usability by people with disabilities, not just a measure of
documentation of usability?

Having said that -- I still see utility in D.   Having people document
what they have done may be a very effective way of getting them to
improve it.   It doesn’t meet our goal of defining what makes something
accessible.  But it could help to make it more accessible.   Soooooooo.
How do we deal with this.......

A process guideline?


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-----Original Message-----
From: Anne Pemberton [mailto:apembert@erols.com]
Sent: Monday, July 30, 2001 3:51 PM
To: Kynn Bartlett; gv@trace.wisc.edu; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: the Ruler - Rule question


         If I may, I'd like to change my choice of B, to D.... I like
option so much better than drawing a single line everyone has to hop to


At 11:36 AM 7/30/01 -0400, Kynn Bartlett wrote:
>At 11:18 AM -0500 2001/7/29, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
>>Would we
>>a) Put in a rule that says "go as far down that ruler as you can"?
>>b) Draw a line on the ruler and say "you must get below that line but
>>donít need to go lower -- though it would be good if you did"?
>>option (c) --   "you must have content that works for all on the rule"
>>doesnít work since the rules must go down to 0 to include all.
>(d) State where it is that you lie on the ruler, and have good reasons
>     that decision.
>Kynn Bartlett <kynn@reef.com>
>Technical Developer Liaison
>Reef North America
>Accessibility - W3C - Integrator Network
>Tel +1 949-567-7006

Anne Pemberton

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