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Team B proposals and survey

From: Wendy Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2005 14:59:25 -0400
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To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Hello,

Team B's proposals are all related to Guideline 3.1 Level 3 Success 
Criterion 5. We are proposing a slight change to the wording of the success 
criterion as well as proposing definitions for words used in the SC that 
had not yet been defined.

A survey is available at: 
<http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/20050914meaning/>

Proposal for Level 3 Success Criterion 5

Current wording:
When text requires reading ability at or above the upper secondary 
education level, one or more of the following supplements is available:

    1. A text summary that requires reading ability no higher than primary 
education level.
    2. Graphical illustrations of concepts or processes that must be 
understood in order to use the content.
    3. A spoken version of the text content.

Proposed wording:
When text requires reading ability above the lower secondary education 
level, one or more of the following supplements is available:

    1. A text summary that requires reading ability below the lower 
secondary education level.
    2. Graphical illustrations of concepts or processes that must be 
understood in order to use the content.
    3. A spoken version of the text content.

Rationale: To clarify that this criterion should be applied when text 
requires reading ability of someone who has had (typically) more than 9 
years of education (see definitions below). As it is currently worded and 
per the definition of "secondary education level," it is confusing. The 
definition of upper secondary education level is the approximately 3 years 
of education that follows the (typical) 9 years of lower secondary 
education. Therefore, referring to lower secondary education should make 
this easier to understand.


Definition of "supplement"

Current definition: none

Proposed definition: supplement - Additional content that illustrates or 
clarifies default text content, which users may use instead of or in 
addition to the default text content. For example, there may be supplements 
in text, graphics, and audio.


Definition of "Education level"

Current definition: none

Proposed definition: Education level - Years of school completed, or 
highest degree achieved.


Definition of "Primary education level"

Current definition: none

Proposed definition: Primary education level - the approximate 6 year time 
period that typically begins at ages 5, 6, or 7 possibly without any 
previous education, according to the International Standard Classification 
of Education (UNESCO, 1997).



Definition of "Lower secondary education level"

Current definition: none

Proposed definition: Lower secondary education level - Typically, the two- 
or three-year period of education that begins after completion of six years 
of school and ends nine years after the beginning of primary education, 
according to the International Standard Classification of Education 
(UNESCO, 1997).

Not for inclusion in the definition, but for WCAG WG information: this is 
in contrast with upper secondary education level which is defined as the 
approximate 3 year time period that typically begins at ages 15 or 16 
usually after 9 years of full-time education according to the International 
Standard Classification of Education (UNESCO, 1997).
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