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Re: Consistency of Principles

From: Kerstin Goldsmith <kerstin.goldsmith@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2004 09:57:00 -0800
Message-ID: <403CE1EC.4000800@oracle.com>
To: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@exchange.microsoft.com>
Cc: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
I agree with Cynthia - very eloquent, and very obviously a statement of 
requirements.

-kerstin

Cynthia Shelly wrote:

> I like this.  clean and simple.
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> *From:* w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] 
> *On Behalf Of *Gregg Vanderheiden
> *Sent:* Tuesday, February 24, 2004 1:30 PM
> *To:* w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> *Subject:* Consistency of Principles
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> In looking at the guidelines, we have the first principle listed as 
> "Content must be perceivable".
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> However the second principle is:
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>    1. Operable.  Ensure that the interface elements in the content are
>       operable by any user.
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> Items 3 and 4 then also have long texts like this.
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> I suggest that these be made consistent in form.  I suggest that we 
> try the following.
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>    1. Content must be perceivable.
>    2. Interface elements in the content must be operable.
>    3. Content and controls must be understandable.
>    4. Content should be robust enough to work with current and future
>       technologies.
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> Within these sentences we might bold and/or italicize the words 
> perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. 
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> Remember that these are no longer the guidelines; these are basic 
> principles for web being accessible and usable.  These principles 
> apply to all users and in these guidelines we go on to explain that 
> these guidelines ensure that these universal statements are true for 
> people with disabilities (or at least as many people with disabilities 
> as possible).
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> We need to make them consistent and I think it's better to make them 
> short and clear rather than using the longer version we currently 
> have, which are currently worded as directives rather than principles.
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> Comments?
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> Gregg
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> Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
> Professor - Depts of Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
> Director - Trace R & D Center
> University of Wisconsin-Madison
> _<http://trace.wisc.edu/>_ FAX 608/262-8848 
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