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RE: Design Principle

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <GV@TRACE.WISC.EDU>
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 23:10:08 -0500
To: "'Charles McCathieNevile'" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-id: <00ce01c1ee6a$960f1740$a6b8fea9@laptop600>
I suppose we should look at the whole doc and use persons or individuals
or people in some consistent fashion. 

I think 'people' tends to read better.  But individuals or persons tends
to highlight individual needs rather than group needs.   Don't know
though.  

I'll create an open issue that says

OPEN ISSUE
When we get near the end and the text is more stable we need to  look at
the whole doc and use persons or individuals or people in some
consistent fashion. 
NOTE:  Does 'people' read better?   Do "Individuals" or "Persons"  tends
to highlight individual needs rather than group needs?   Which is more
important or more like what we are trying to do?    Is variation ok?
Better?  Dependent on sentence?
  

Thanks

 

Gregg


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Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
Ind Engr - Biomed - Trace,  Univ of Wis
gv@trace.wisc.edu

 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf
> Of Charles McCathieNevile
> Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 2:07 AM
> To: Gregg Vanderheiden
> Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Design Principle
> 
> I hate the word persons - I prefer people. But that's trivial, and I
think
> the change reads nicely.
> 
> cheers
> 
> Chaals
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> On Thu, 25 Apr 2002, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
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>   I think this works very nicely.
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>   Anyone not think we should make this edit?
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>   Gregg
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>   Design Principle
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>   Current wording
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>   The overall goal is to create Web content that is Perceivable,
Operable,
>   Navigable, and Understandable by the broadest possible range of
users
>   and compatible with their wide range of assistive technologies, now
and
>   in the future.
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>   [js: Suggest a re-wording to avoid passive voice, as follows:
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>   The primary goal is to create Web content that the widest possible
range
>   of persons can perceive, operate, navigate, and understand using the
>   widest possible range of current and future technologies.]
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