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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2006 15:31:33 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: lisa seeman
Email: lisa@ubaccess.com
Affiliation: UB access
Document: W2
Item Number: text-equiv-all
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Comment Type: technical
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
text equivalents for struggling students and people with LD are often of a very different natures to the SC described. 

They would typically not have all included text, point out the key detail that someone is needs to understand

Alt tags are often verbose, such as explaining or giving a sentence of context to a diagram. We often have multiple prodnotes (using HTMl with  Daisy XML as a base) for a single picture often linked to different regions 

descriptive alt tags would be omitted – the would just confuse the user who we are trying to help identify key content and concepts.

Would such a page be conformant?

note there are many more people with these needs then who are blind. And blind users are getting all the key information anyway.

 Also note:

Alt tags and prodnotes are a great way to put info in a page for LD without changing the genral use

Proposed Change:
creat an alternive SC set for pages for people with LD. 
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