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RE: deaf-blind RE: Flash captioning (was: RE: Javascript alternatives not necessary?)

From: Lee Roberts <leeroberts@roserockdesign.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 2004 09:32:38 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20040731144254.DEE49A1A30@frink.w3.org>

I, too, can write excellent prose.  But to assume we are
the only ones reading this assumes we are the only ones
concerned with our educational levels.

My point was simple.  Use common language as we tell
others they should.

I listen to people that are attempting to learn how to
develop accessible web sites.  Their primarily problem is
we don't use simple, easy to understand language.  Their
opinion of us is "We talk in circles and are nothing but
an arrogant group of people trying to mold the world into
what we think it should be."

Take this as an example of talking in circles.

HTML 4 Mobile says we need to use heading properly and
gives clear examples.  However, HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.x
ignores the plain fact that headings should be used

In WCAG1 we say headings must be used correctly, but no
where except HTML 4 Mobile does it say how to use them.

Why does one group give examples of using heading tags
correctly while other groups don't?  We need those

All our communications should be easy for people to
understand.  This opens us to the general public and helps
remove the thoughts I have encountered.

So, please, not for my sake but for the sake of everyone
concerned with accessibility, let's start using simple,
easy to understand language.  We're all smart people ...
we don't need to prove it to each other.

Lee Roberts
Received on Saturday, 31 July 2004 10:42:58 UTC

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