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RE: [Techniques]Draft requirements for General Techniques

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2005 20:45:54 -0600
To: "'John M Slatin'" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, "'Doyle-Work'" <dburnett@sesa.org>, "'W3C Web Content'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000218633993@spamarrest.com>
Because they must be technically accurate - and are not intended to be the
instructional materials,  i don't expect that we will manage to get them
down to too low a level.  But we should  get them as simple and clear as



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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 




From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of John M Slatin
Sent: Tuesday, January 25, 2005 6:21 PM
To: Doyle-Work; W3C Web Content
Subject: RE: [Techniques]Draft requirements for General Techniques

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
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
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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