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RE: A PROPOSAL TO SPLIT THE WCAG IN THREE. Please read this. I'm serious.

From: Charles F. Munat <chas@munat.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Aug 2001 05:30:58 -0700
To: "WAI Guidelines WG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
I suggest reviewing all checkpoints, splitting some into more detailed
checkpoints, and reorganizing them into three groups. I think that we can
find homes for the technology checkpoints.

As for leaving access and comprehension together, those are the two areas I
am MOST interested in seeing separated, because I think that this
intersection is the source of almost all the friction and controversy in
this group. Also, I'd like to see a lot more focus on comprehension. And I
have some questions, such as, How do we measure success?

I would at least like to take a stab at it. Is anyone else willing to help
come up with a quick rearrangement of the checkpoints to see what something
like this might look like? If it just doesn't work, well, thems the breaks.
But I'd really like to give it a try just to see...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org]On
> Behalf Of Anne Pemberton
> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2001 4:46 AM
> To: Charles F. Munat; WAI Guidelines WG
> Subject: Re: A PROPOSAL TO SPLIT THE WCAG IN THREE. Please read this.
> I'm serious.
> Chas,
>          As it is, we have four guidelines 1) accessibility, 2)
> navigability, 3)comprehensibility, and 4) technology
>          You suggest moving the technology checkpoints under which?
>          Why not simplify further ---- two guidelines: 1) insure that all
> content is accessible and comprehensible
> and 2) insure that users can navigate the page/site.  There will be too
> many cross links between accessible and comprehensible, and they
> both have
> a common goals -- for the user to be able to use the content.
>                                                          Anne
Received on Monday, 20 August 2001 08:28:37 UTC

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