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From: <lisa@ubaccess.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2004 04:35:51 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <1246.>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, "WAI WCAG List" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Looks like a lot of work Chris

a few comments

1, I would love to see some tests for clear writing, which for English
there are a lot. Are you writing them?
2, Not minimizing the real usefulness of this work, a lot of the tests do
not guarantee conformance or accessibility, but are a useful as a  yard
stick and as an alarm bell...

The best yard stick is still testing your interface with people with
disabilities. It would be a shame for people to reduce the amount of user
I would like to see something along thoughs lines as a footnote on each
test page.

3, puting the two points together. A sentence that has
a, a low reading age score,
b, a low number of conjunctions and comers,
c, is short
is probably clear and simple.

 Certainly failing these "testable" criteria is a good alarm bell that you
may want a rewrite. But to be safe, test with users with Learning

Keep well
Lisa Seeman
Received on Wednesday, 13 October 2004 11:35:56 UTC

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