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Re: Combining 1.1 and 3.4

From: Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 19:01:29 -0600
Message-ID: <000d01c11aee$a9e2b470$20117b81@paul>
To: "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "WCAG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

I know that there are details to work out, but one of the strengths that I
can see to this approach is that it eliminates the whole "text is supreme"
versus "images" problem. If we follow this approach, then there is no
rivalry (except perhaps at the implementation and priority-setting level).
We would simply be saying that people need to be aware that there is more
than one mode of communication with technology and that we should try to be
inclusive in our message design. Isn't that our central message?

Paul Bohman
Technology Coordinator
WebAIM: Web Accessibility in Mind (www.webaim.org)
Center for Persons with Disabilities (www.cpd.usu.edu)
Utah State University (www.usu.edu)

----- Original Message -----

> This is a rough idea, but I like it. It is also in line with the PF group,
> which takes this kind of approach in the XML guidelines.
> Cheers
> Charles McCN
> On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Paul Bohman wrote:
>   Hmm. Some interesting ideas have been floating around which link 1.1 and
>   3.4. Here's an idea along those lines: Drop 3.4 and change 1.1 to say:
>   1.1 Where appropriate, provide content in more than one format.
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