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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2006 04:50:24 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Jessica Enders
Email: jessicae@hiser.com.au
Affiliation: The Hiser Group
Document: W2
Item Number: Success Criterion 3.1.5
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: TE
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
This criterion states that \"when text requires reading ability more advanced than the lower secondary education level, supplemental content is available that does not require reading ability more advanced than the lower secondary education level.\" I don\'t see why this need apply when the content uses a controlled vocabulary and has a very specific target audience. For example, on a medical website used only by surgeons and describing new surgical research, why does there need to be a version of this text that someone at the lower secondary education level can understand? Certainly have diagrams etc to aid comprehension is important, for all users, but this may not be possible in many cases.

Proposed Change:
Modified criterion to allow specific exception for web content with specific target audiences utilising a widely accepted controlled vocabulary.
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