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Re: Please review: R2 proposal to supplement the current R1 proposal

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 15:37:53 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>
cc: jonathan chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0204171530020.19401-100000@tux.w3.org>
I actually like Gregory's phrtasing, and wonder whether we can make a new
re-unified R1 proposal, along the lines of

  The technical requirements of WCAG 2.0 are driven by the needs of users
  with disabilities. However, the users of WCAG 2.0 are a wide audience,
  and the requirements it expresses these must be expressed in language
  that policy makers can use, reference and directly adopt as appropriate.

Which brings me to another point. In order to meet this requirement, we need
some clear guidance about what language is appropriate for the various
policy-setting audiences.

cheers

Chaals


On Wed, 17 Apr 2002, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:

  aloha, jonathan!

  i agree with your critique, but would like to "see" a more explicit
  "round-tripping" -- while the buck may stop at the desk of a policy maker,
  accessibility is achieved not with a single stroke of a bureaucratic pen,
  but by technicians -- a concept that can neither be lost nor diluted...

  <proposed who="GJR">
  <!-- optional bits in square brackets -->
  The technical requirements of WCAG 2.0 are driven by the needs of users
  with disabilities. However, every attempt has been made to express the
  technical requirements in language that policy makers can understand,
  adopt, and use to assess [the results of] specific implementation decisions
  [and policies].
  </proposed>

  i'm sure that 99.9 percent of you could phrase that more directly and
  succinctly, gregory. (who is even more woolly-headed than usual today)

  PS: for the thread's sake, here's jonathan's original:

  <proposed who="JC">
  'Technical requirements  are driven by the needs of users with
  disabilities. We do however try to express the technical requirements in
  language that policy makers can understand, adopt, and use.'
  </proposed>


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