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Re: simple & understandable

From: David Poehlman <poehlman@clark.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 1999 18:03:31 -0400
Message-ID: <376AC233.5D2D9508@clark.net>
To: Chuck Hitchcock <chitchcock@cast.org>
CC: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
this is where we were at the beginning of the qed thread I believe. 
It was my first impulse that there is a clear dichotomy with respect
to providing for the rendering of content and providing content in a
certain style.  Thanks people, this has been a good exercise.  It has
raised my awareness of the issues and needs to the point where I wil
follow with interest and substance where possible future developments
and understand the differences with respect to understanding and
access more fully.
  
Chuck Hitchcock wrote:
> 
> >Wayne Meyers wrote: I don't agree. I want to dismiss the problem.
> 
> >WM also wrote: Conflating accessibility issues with understandability issues
> could prove horribly counter-productive and could diminish the potential
> impact of the
> WAI campaign to improve the quality of markup out there.
> 
> CH:  I sure don't want to dismiss the problem but feel that a wall needs to be
> put up between the
> 
> 1. "universal design for learning issues"
> 2. "understanding meaning issues"
> 3. "the organization of content issues"
> 
> and the existing page content author guidelines.
> 
> In general, I agree with your thoughts on this in relation to the existing
> charter for the W3C Web Access Initiative.
> 
> Many of the issues that impact potential cognitive guidelines have been or
> will be discussed by human factors folks and much could be done by those who
> already do this work.  I do think that guidelines are possible but agree with
> you they should not be co-mingled with the accessible content guidelines.
> 
> Chuck

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