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Re: College Policies on Accessible Web Page Design

From: Paul Bohman <paulb@cpd2.usu.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 08:24:33 -0700
Message-ID: <00b301bf35c6$d84bb460$20117b81@usu.edu>
To: "Kynn Bartlett" <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>, "Ann Navarro" <ann@webgeek.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
I agree that this is good writing practice. I could use some clarification,
however. It seems to me that the guideline to which you refer has reference
to the HTML tags rather than inline text (e.g. <acronym title="World Wide
Web">WWW</acronym>). Does the guideline also refer to inline text?

Paul Bohman
Technology Specialist
Web Accessibility in Mind
Utah State University


----- Original Message -----

> >4.2 Specify the expansion of each abbreviation or acronym in a document
> >     where it first occurs.
>
> This is actually just good writing practice as well. It's been a
> requirement at all the publishing houses I've worked with for computer
> books, and goes beyond just abbreviations and acronyms to include jargon
> and technical words the average reader isn't likely to know (e.g. This
past
> year, John learned HTML, the HyperText Markup Language, which is used to
> created Web pages.  and   Riboflavin, the vitamin more commonly known as
> Vitamin B2, has the following properties.....)
>
> The practice increases overall comprehension for everyone!
>
> Ann
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 1999 10:25:04 GMT

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