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Re: GL3.1 L3 SC2 concern?

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 09:30:13 -0800
To: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>, Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BF90DAA5.2ED3%lguarino@adobe.com>

Is there an accepted vocabulary associated with different education levels?
Would it work to structure this SC somewhat like GL 3.1 L3 SC 5 and require
that specific definitions be available for words that require a reading
ability more advanced than lower secondary education level?


On 11/4/05 9:21 AM, "John M Slatin" <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu> wrote:

> 
> Tim wrote:
> 
> <blockquote>
> Is it possible to more specifically (objectively) define what we mean by
> 
> "unusual" in the
> context of GL3.1L3SC2, or perhaps employ another term which may be more
> testable,
> or (most radical) remove the term entirely from the SC, so that the
> phrase 
> would be
> "words used in a restricted way"?
> </blockquote>
> 
> Thanks, Tim. I would *prefer* to find another, more testable term than
> "unusual" here, but I think I could *live with* your "more radical"
> proposal to remove it altogether, so that the SC addresses "words used
> in a restricted way."
> 
> I need to think about this some more-- trying to figure out if we lose
> anything important by deleting "unusual."
> 
> I believe the JIS includes a guideline asking authors to avoid using
> words that are  likely to be unfamiliar to the intended audience; where
> such terms cannot be avoided, JIS asks for definitions.
> 
> It's my understanding that JIS does not have the same requirements about
> testability that WCAG 2.0 has. Thus they can use terms like "intended
> audience," etc., in ways that we can't.
> 
> John
> 
> "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
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> 
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Tim Boland
> Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 8:19 AM
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: GL3.1 L3 SC2 concern?
> 
> 
> 
> I also have a concern about testability of "unusual" as stated in
> GL3.1L3 
> SC2.  I agree with the
> concern I thought I heard expressed at the November 3 teleconference on
> this topic.
> Is it possible to more specifically (objectively) define what we mean by
> 
> "unusual" in the
> context of GL3.1L3SC2, or perhaps employ another term which may be more
> testable,
> or (most radical) remove the term entirely from the SC, so that the
> phrase 
> would be
> "words used in a restricted way"?
> 
> Thanks  and best wishes
> Tim Boland NIST
> 
>   At 02:00 PM 11/4/2005 +0000, you wrote:
> 
> 
> 
>> Yesterday, I heard this argument only in the context of GL 3.1 L3 SC2
>> (definitions for words used in an unusual or restricted way), so I
>> object to your generalization.
> 
> 
> 
Received on Friday, 4 November 2005 17:30:34 GMT

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