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RE: 1.3 provision (was in 3.1)

From: john_slatin <john_slatin@forum.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 11:17:04 -0500
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To: "'gv@trace.wisc.edu'" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Re: "... expose the structure in accessible form":
I see two problems with this wording:
1. "expose the structure" assumes fairly sophisticated knowledge of
technical concepts-- i.e., this won't mean much to non-geeks.
2. "... in an accessible form" seems circular, since the point of the
checkpoint is to facilitate accessibility.
So how about something like the following:
"Structural components of diagrams can be recognized/used by assistive
John Slatin, Ph.D.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Gregg Vanderheiden [mailto:gv@trace.wisc.edu] 
Sent: Wednesday, August 28, 2002 10:33 am
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: 1.3 provision (was in 3.1)

We currently have an item in the new 1.3  level 2 that reads


"1. [diagrams that have structure can be accessed by the user.]"


It actually isn't worded very well  and is hard to understand


I suggest it be worded something like 


"Any diagrams that have structure expose the structure in accessible form. "

(is "accessible form"  clear enough?)



Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
Ind Engr - Biomed - Trace, Univ of Wis

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