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Tone

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 04:28:47 +0100
Message-ID: <01bc01c14572$2fd8a500$6b8f7bd5@btopenworld.com>
To: "WCAG WG" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "Judy Brewer" <jbrewer@w3.org>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
It might be worth considering whether we want to include a guideline on
'tone'
Various members have expressed fairly strong opinions, on it's correct
usage.
Tones that can alienate people include:
academic
childish (talking down)
commercial(heavy sales)
inappropriate (content, humour...)
technical(jargon laden)

For what my view is worth, tone like emotion is central to accessibility.

jonathan chetwynd
IT teacher (LDD)
j.chetwynd@btinternet.com
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