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Re: Experiences document - survey Comments - questions?

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 19:11:42 +0200
Message-ID: <4890A0CE.1080305@w3.org>
To: Yeliz Yesilada <yesilady@cs.man.ac.uk>
CC: wai-eo-editors@w3.org

Hi Yeliz,

Thank you for addressing my comments, please find some responses below:


Yeliz Yesilada wrote:
> priority: editor's discretion
> location: experience #1 in section perceivable
> current wording: "Device is used in poor lighting"
> suggested revision: consider using the word "glare"
> rationale: I think the term is commonly used in the mobile field.
> 
> YY: Proposed change:
> 
> "Many screens have limited color palette and color difference is not 
> presented. Device is used in poor lighting (for example, outdoors) and 
> because of the glare, colors are not clearly perceived."

Consider "Device is *often* used ..." (added the word "often") or 
similar so that the second sentence does not sound as absolute.


> priority: editor's discretion
> location: experience #7 in section perceivable
> current wording: "User who is blind or colorblind"
> suggested revision: explain impact on colorblind users
> rationale: It is not apparent why colorblind users can't perceive 
> information in non-text content. Do you mean because they may use 
> modified stylesheets or settings? Or because multimedia content 
> typically has insufficient color combinations?
> 
> YY: Proposed change:
> 
> "Blind or color blind users can't perceive content. Color blind users 
> often use alternative style-sheets and might not be able to access 
> important information encoded in non-text content."

Do you mean to say "Blind or color blind users can't perceive *color*" 
or "can't perceive *non-text content*" as opposed to just "*content*"?


> priority: editor's discretion
> location: experience #3 in section understandable
> current wording: physical properties of mobile devices
> suggested revision: add something about a generally different behavior 
> between desktop and mobile devices, especially for auto-refresh
> rationale: developers may have a different expectation of content that 
> "blinks, moves, scrolls or auto-updates" than when it is rendered on 
> mobile devices. This is due to the difference in browser behavior.
> 
> YY: Proposed change:
> 
> "Reduced size of mobile viewport or poor ambient lighting make it 
> difficult to see content. Mobile browsers can behave differently to 
> Desktop browsers and may increase the cost if an auto-refreshed page is 
> being left open or put unnoticed into the background."

Works much better but I wonder if the second sentence could be split. 
For example to say "Mobile browsers can behave differently to Desktop 
browsers, for example due to network and processing capabilities. 
Auto-refreshed pages may also have cost implications if they are left 
open or put unnoticed into the background."


Thanks,
   Shadi

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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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