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Re: A few editorial comments on "Shared Web Experiences: Barriers Common to Mobile Device Users and People with Disabilities

From: Yeliz Yesilada <yesilady@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 13:41:28 +0100
Message-Id: <A60E3B8B-BA9B-489A-90D0-D1F0BC127226@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: wai-eo-editors@w3.org, Mobile Web Best Practices Working Group WG <public-bpwg@w3.org>
To: Francois Daoust <fd@w3.org>

Hi Francois,

Thanks for these comments. I will address these along with the Jo's  
comments in the next version.

Regards,
Yeliz.
On 10 Sep 2008, at 11:04, Francois Daoust wrote:

>
> Hi Yeliz,
>
> Below are a few comments on the 8 September 2008 version of the  
> "Shared Web Experiences: Barriers Common to Mobile Device Users and  
> People with Disabilities" document:
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/mobile/experiences-new.html
>
> Mostly typo fixes for ease of reading and consistency purpose.
> Beware, some suggestions may actually be incorrect, I'm not a  
> native English speaker ;-)
>
> In short, the document's content looks good and I agree with the  
> consistency remark Jo just sent: you should choose between  
> referring to users as "User", "Users", or even omitting it and  
> stick to that. The same goes with "Device" which is sometimes  
> referred to as "Mobile Device", and with "can't" sometimes written  
> as "cannot", "don't" as "do not", ...
>
>
> Large page or large images
> -----
> "[User] is unable to relate different areas of a page so becomes  
> disoriented or has to scroll excessively"
> For ease of reading:
> "[User] is unable to relate different areas of a page *, and* so  
> becomes disoriented or has to scroll excessively"
>
>
> Multimedia with no captions
> -----
> "often in noisy places (streets, nightclubs) can't hear."
> Subject is missing:
> "Users often can't hear in noisy places (streets, nightclubs)".
>
>
> Audio-only prompts...
> -----
> Again, for consistency purpose, the text should be the same as in  
> "Multimedia with not captions".
>
>
> Free-text entry...
> -----
> I don't know if there is a reason for the order of the barriers,  
> but I would move this one to after "Important information in non- 
> text content..." so that all barriers referring to non-text  
> alternatives are listed together.
>
>
> Embedded non-text objects...
> -----
> "Already small images re-dimensioned even smaller in adaptation,  
> become meaningless"
> The sentence is a bit obscure. Suggestion:
> "Images shrunk in size to fit the device's screen may become  
> meaningless"
>
>
> Important information in non-text content
> -----
> I'm not sure I see a clean distinction between that and the above  
> "Embedded non-text objects..." barrier or even with the "Multimedia  
> with no captions" one. I would simply remove this barrier, and  
> possibly merge it with "Embedded non-text objects..." to emphasize  
> the fact that this is primordial for "important" information.
>
>
> Content formatted using tables or CSS...
> -----
> "Mobile Context: Meaning of content altered by reformatting or  
> restructuring in adaptation process."
> I completely miss the point here. Could you clarify?
> I also wonder whether the following two best practices should also  
> be listed here:
> [TABLES_NESTED] Do not use nested tables.
> [TABLES_ALTERNATIVES] Where possible, use an alternative to tabular  
> presentation.
>
>
> Missing or inappropriate page title
> -----
> "Missing, or inappropriate, or long page title means user cannot  
> scan easily get an overview."
> "to" is missing:
> "Missing, or inappropriate, or long page title means user cannot  
> scan easily *to* get an overview."
>
>
> Not descriptive link label
> -----
> Shouldn't the title be "Non descriptive link label?"
> There's a "t" missing in:
> "User cannot determine to follow or no*t* to follow a link"
>
>
> Blinking, moving, scrolling or auto-updating content
> -----
> "make it difficult"
> -> "make*s* it difficult"
>
>
> Hope this helps,
> Francois.
>
Received on Wednesday, 10 September 2008 12:42:09 GMT

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