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Re: Clear and simple writing

From: Jim Ley <jim@jibbering.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Nov 2001 17:18:29 -0000
Message-ID: <004801c17511$99af9780$053d70c2@7020CT>
To: "Lisa Seeman" <seeman@netvision.net.il>, "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
 "Lisa Seeman":
> I would like to add the obvious one, that :
> 1, pictorial representation should be provided of each instruction, (if
you
> can not do it in one picture, it is time to split up the instructions)

Surely this is alternative content? and therefore needs to be marked up in
such a way so that those of us who do not understand images well compared
to text do not get distracted - how do you do this within current HTML
implementations alternative pages?

> 2, diagrammatic representation should be provided for relationships and
flow
> of ideas. The subject could be shown at the center, with the various
ideas
> radiating outwards. Branches and sub-branches indicate the hierarchical
> relationships between ideas, and visual cues are used to associate ideas
> with easily recalled symbols

Again confusing unless it can be removed easily for those who do not
understand images, this is alternative content, it is not content. (and as
such is covered by other parts of the guidelines than clear and simple
writing.)

Jim.
Received on Saturday, 24 November 2001 12:57:34 GMT

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