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RE: [Techniques]Draft requirements for General Techniques

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 18:21:19 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B751EAB@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Doyle-Work" <dburnett@sesa.org>, "W3C Web Content" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Doyle wrote:
[jms] <blockquote> 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.  
[jms] </blockquote>
Thanks for running the check, Doyle! I know we're not there yet. We'll
work on it, and any help will be much appreciated.
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

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/

Doyle Burnett

Doyle Burnett
Education and Training Specialist
Multiple Disabilities Program
Special Education Service Agency

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