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RE: passive vs active voice in May 9 Proposed reorganization

From: David MacDonald <befree@magma.ca>
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 16:52:07 -0400
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701c32ba4$5704d030$3d8b1a40@david>
HI All

 

John Slatin's explanation of passive/active is in line with my
understanding and is why I introduced this idea.

I agree with Gregg that passive voice may be better.  As far as I can
see that means that only 3 guidelines would have to be adapted.

 

Here are my suggestions to make the 3 active voice guidelines speak in
the passive voice with the other guidelines.

It would also remove the imperative.

 

David MacDonald

 


Core 

2-C1   [2.1]   Ensure that all of the functionality is operable at a
minimum through a keyboard or a keyboard interface.

 

Rewrite: All of the functionality is operable at a minimum through a
keyboard or a keyboard interface.


2-C2   [2.2] Allow users to control any time limits on their reading,
interaction, or responses unless control is not possible due to nature
of real time events or competition.

 

Rewrite: Users are allowed to control any time limits on their reading,
interaction, or responses unless control is not possible due to nature
of real time events or competition.

 


Extended

2-E1   [2.3]    User can prevent screen flicker.

 

Rewrite: screen flicker can be prevented by user 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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