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Re: The Problem with WCAG (was RE: CSS Techniques for WCAG 2.0)

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 17:50:12 +0100
Message-ID: <41262BC4.5050206@splintered.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org

Kurt_Mattes@bankone.com wrote:

> I fully understand the desire for simplified language - benefits go 
> beyond accessibility for people with disabilities
>  
> However, there is the law of many countries that require certain 
> agreements to be written with specific language

That's why in WCAG1.0 it says
"14.1 Use the clearest and simplest language appropriate for a site's 
content."
Notice the last part of that sentence.

If there is a legal requirement for certain ways of wording things, then 
of course it would not be appropriate to simplify it further.

P
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