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RE: Issue #1629

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2005 09:38:02 -0500
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B01C3F123@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: <bugzilla@webby.trace.wisc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

A reviewer objects to GL 3.1 L3 SC5 on the grounds that 

<blockquote>
  Education level is cultural[ly]  sensitive; 3.1 L3 SC5 not appropriate
    -> http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1629
</blockquote>

In my opinion, the term "education level" is appropriate.  

The terms "primary education level," "lower secondary education level,"
etc., are drawn from the International Standard Classification for
Education, originally published by the United Nations in 1975 and
updated by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in
1999.  The classification was developed specifically in order to account
for national/cultural diffrences among education systems while still
allowing meaningful international comparisons such as the International
Adult Literacy Survey (1998).

For this reason, I think these terms provide meaningful and measurable
success criteria for authors of Web content.

"Good design is accessible design."

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin 
FAC 248C 
1 University Station G9600 
Austin, TX 78712 
ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu 
Web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility 



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  Education level is cultural sensitive; 3.1 L3 SC5 not appropriate
    -> http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1629
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