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Re: [Techniques]Draft requirements for General Techniques

From: Doyle-Work <dburnett@sesa.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 11:11:50 -0900
To: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, W3C Web Content <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BE1BD9F6.4A93%dburnett@sesa.org>
> Hello All -
> 
> I just ran a Flesch Reading Ease score on our working draft guidelines [1] and
> came up with a 39.4 and a Flesch Grade Level of 12th grade.  Granted, this
> test was automated through Microsoft Word but likely close enough to gain a
> little information about readability.  I fully agree with what John has
> submitted in his proposal marked <proposed> below but have long-felt that the
> guidelines do not provide an easy read.
>  
> <proposed>
> 1.    The General Techniques must offer concrete strategies that can be
> implemented in a wide variety of technologies to satisfy specific success
> criteria
> 2.    Each General Technique must clearly indicate what is required  for
> conformance to the SC it applies to
> 3.    Each technique must provide at least one clear example
> 4.    Each general technique must be testable (support at least one checklist
> item)
> 5.    The General Techniques must be clearly written
> a.     Readable at or below 9th grade level (Flesch Reading Ease score 55 or
> higher )
> 6.    The General Techniques must serve the same diverse audiences as the
> Guidelines
> 7.    Each General Technique must provide links to relevant
> technology-specific techniques
> 8.    The General Techniques document(s)  must stand in clear relation to
> other documents in the WCAG 2.0 collection
>  </proposed>
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
> 
> Doyle Burnett
> 
> 
Doyle Burnett
Education and Training Specialist
Multiple Disabilities Program
Special Education Service Agency
dburnett@sesa.org
Www.sesa.org
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