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RE: New proposal for WCAG conformance

From: Joe Clark <joeclark@joeclark.org>
Date: Sat, 18 Oct 2003 14:09:49 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI-GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.53.0310181409380.27387@mail.veldt.ca>

> The reason for  Single A , Double A etc is that some screen readers and
> talking browsers read   A  AA AAA  as AH AHH and AHHHH

That's their problem, not ours. It is not our duty to rewrite our copy to
conform to the sloppy exception dictionaries and pronunciation heuristics
of some screen reader or other. WAI yet again casts its guidelines to
favour specific adaptive technologies.

The whole concept of having six names for three concepts (Priority 1/Level
A, Priority 2/Level AA, Priority 3/Level AAA) is absurd and
self-incriminating. Fortunately, it seems to have finally been put to
death in WCAG 2.0.

> -----Original Message-----

Yeah, we saw that. Nice one. First week online?

> -----Original Message-----

Wow, two in a row. Even nicer. First *day* online?


  Joe Clark  |  joeclark@joeclark.org
  Author, _Building Accessible Websites_
  <http://joeclark.org/access/> | <http://joeclark.org/book/>
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