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RE: understanding guideline docs

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2006 14:39:07 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B01249215@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG" <rscano@iwa-italy.org>, "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hi, Roberto. You wrote:

<blockquote>
Discussing with an IWA/HWG EO Working Group representative, he said to
me that EO WG would prefer to change the title of understanding WCAG
2.0:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2006JanMar/0008.html


C. COMMENTS ON UNDERSTANDING WCAG 2.0

--------------------------------------------------------------

In general this document seems very helpful. However, EOWG participants
expressed concerns about the title and the organization of the document.

[Title of document] EOWG had lots of discussion about concerns about the
title of the document, and concerns about how the title might be
misconstrued. Concerns included:
- the title of the document should better convey that this document is
essential to read; "Understanding" implies something more reflective and
less essential to read.
- the title of the document may unnecessarily reinforce the notion that
WCAG 2.0 is incomprehensible.

Other titles to consider:
- The Essential Guide to WCAG 2.0
- A Guide to Meeting WCAG 2.0


</blockquote>

Thanks for bringing this up.

I think the title "Understanding WCAG 2.0" is good for a couple of
reasons:
1. Like the proposed "Essential Guide," the title acknowledges that WCAG
2.0 isn't self-explanatory (there's no such thing as a complex technical
document that is self-explanatory!!)
2. It does *not* contain the word "guide." We specifically wanted to
avoid phrases like "guide to the guidelines." 

John


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-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG
Sent: Thursday, March 30, 2006 1:14 pm
To: 'Gregg Vanderheiden'; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: understanding guideline docs 


Discussing with an IWA/HWG EO Working Group representative, he said to
me that EO WG would prefer to change the title of understanding WCAG
2.0:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2006JanMar/0008.html


C. COMMENTS ON UNDERSTANDING WCAG 2.0

--------------------------------------------------------------

In general this document seems very helpful. However, EOWG participants
expressed concerns about the title and the organization of the document.

[Title of document] EOWG had lots of discussion about concerns about the
title of the document, and concerns about how the title might be
misconstrued. Concerns included:
- the title of the document should better convey that this document is
essential to read; "Understanding" implies something more reflective and
less essential to read.
- the title of the document may unnecessarily reinforce the notion that
WCAG 2.0 is incomprehensible.

Other titles to consider:
- The Essential Guide to WCAG 2.0
- A Guide to Meeting WCAG 2.0




-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 7:32 PM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: understanding guideline docs 


We hadn't completed the Understanding WCAG 2.0 docs for the GUIDELINES
However, since we sent some of the advisory techniques to the
Understanding Guideline x.x. docs - and since we need to have the links
in the last call doc, John and I went ahead and generated these docs.  
 
They can be found at the following links 
 
Understanding Guideline 1.1
Understanding Guideline 1.2
Understanding Guideline 1.3
Understanding Guideline 1.4
Understanding Guideline 2.1
Understanding Guideline 2.2
Understanding Guideline 2.3
Understanding Guideline 2.4
Understanding Guideline 2.5
Understanding Guideline 3.1
Understanding Guideline 3.2
Understanding Guideline 4.1
Understanding Guideline 4.2 

Gregg

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