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Please review: R2 proposal to supplement the current R1 proposal

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 16 Apr 2002 15:33:31 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Hello,

Charles commented to the wai-gl list, and Lisa Seeman agreed that the R1 
statement ought to make it clear that while we try to make our deliverables 
understandable and usable by policy makers, we will not let them drive our 
decisions about technical requirements.

Judy, Gregg, Jason, Charles and I have discussed the following 
proposal.  We would like to give you all until this Friday (19 April) to 
review.  If there are no objections, this will be incorporated into a new 
draft of the Requirements and we will aim to publish to TR early next week. 
We will also allow time for discussion at this week's telecon.

We are proposing a new R2 to supplement the existing R1 proposal.

R1: WCAG 2.0 deliverables should be more understandable and usable by a 
wider audience than was anticipated for WCAG 1.0, including policy 
makers.   While the WCAG WG does not set policy, harmonization of 
accessibility requirements helps drive demand for supporting 
implementations in Web applications; therefore it should be easy for policy 
makers and individuals responsible for implementing policy  to understand, 
cite and/or adopt WCAG 2.0 and related deliverables.

R2:   We will try to express the technical requirements in language that 
policy makers can understand, adopt, and use, but technical requirements 
are not driven by policy; they are driven by the needs of users with 
disabilities.

-- 
wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
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