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WAI Easy Check Document Not Useful

From: Tom Worthington <tom.worthington@tomw.net.au>
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 12:25:29 +1100
Message-ID: <5254B089.5020402@tomw.net.au>
To: wai-eo-editors@w3.org
The "Easy Checks - A First Review of Web Accessibility" is well 
intentioned but not useful. The document is intended to help assess the 
accessibility of a web page. However it uses concepts which a non-expert 
will not be familiar with. It is unlikely that many people will have the 
patience to study this document. Instead I suggest encouraging the use 
of automated checkers, which give the user a quick automated check, 
explain how to do additional manual checks and provide links to detailed 

Those wanting more detailed understanding should be encouraged to 
undertake a training course on web accessibility. This could be one of 
the free on-line courses available, or one at a vocational training 

Tom Worthington FACS CP, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
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