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RE: level A and double A

From: Geoff Deering <gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 06:30:31 +1100
To: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>, "Charles McCathieNevile" <charles@w3.org>
Cc: "WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <NBBBJPNFCLNLAADCLFJBCEJODEAA.gdeering@acslink.net.au>
Well, are those categories arbitrary?  If they are, I think you are quit
right.  But if those categories are grouped into meaningful collections,
then they no longer have arbitrary meaning; the category itself must then
have a meaning.  If not, then why does it exist?

Also; to meet a priority you need to fulfil ALL the checkpoints of that
priority.  If this is not essential to claim conformance, why call it a

Geoff Deering

-----Original Message-----
From: Kynn Bartlett [mailto:kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com]
Sent: Tuesday, 22 January 2002 5:05 AM
To: Charles McCathieNevile; Geoff Deering
Subject: Re: level A and double A

At 5:29 AM -0500 1/21/02, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>Here is a statement of personal opinion: you should be aiming for at least
>double-A conformance to WCAG, as the lowest level to provide something
>aproaching equal access for everyone. (I realise it isn't a perfect
>statement, because the guidelines are not perfect. But for a defined target
>it is as close as I can get in one sentence).

My personal opinion:

What you should aim for is less dependent on what (arbitrary) categories
certain checkpoints were put into, and more dependent upon your content,
your audience, and your ability to meet the requirements of various


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