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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 04:22:14 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Roger Hudson
Email: rhudson@usability.com.au
Document: W2
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Comment Type: ED
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
The language used in the Last Call version of WCAG 2 is considerably more readable and understandable than that used in the previous draft. However, the desire for technological neutrality means that WCAG 2 provides very little practical guidance in how to improve the accessibility of websites. The supporting documents do contain specific examples and techniques, but in reality most site developers are very busy and not particularly interested in accessibility and so there is little chance of them searching out this information.  

For example, I wonder how many people are likely to realise the need to use header elements appropriately is covered by 1.3.1, “Information and relationships conveyed through presentation can be programmatically determined, and notification of changes to these is available to user agents, including assistive technologies.”

Proposed Change:
Since at this time most people use HTML, it would be useful to include specific HTML-related example of how to implement the guidelines in the core document. With reference to the example above, include the following (which is out of WCAG 1) “User header elements to convey document structure. For example, in HTML, use H2 to indicate a subsection of H1.
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