WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

Name: Greg Gay
Email: g.gay@utoronto.ca
Affiliation: ATRC UofT
Document: W2
Item Number: Success Criterion 3.1.5
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: TE
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Though for public content, guideline 3.1.5 would apply, for non-public content, such as an online course aimed at a professional audience, there should be no requirement that it be \"lower secondary\" .

How will evaluators measure language level. Perhaps using a FOG index for English. How would they assess across languages, where a FOG index is not valid? Would lower secondary be too high when an audience is from a third word country, where reading levels tend to be much lower? There has to be some acknowledgement of the audience reading the content. I thought I had suggested in a previous review of a WCAG 2 draft, that audience be worked into the baseline, though I can\'t find the specific reference at the moment. I understand that would complicate things significantly. If not included in the baseline, there does need to be some way to define the acceptable level of language for the intended audience. 

With regard to including the audience in a measure of readability, see:


Proposed Change:
It might read something like \"Where information is aimed at a non specific audience, for which reading level is unknown....use lower secondary...\"

Received on Thursday, 11 May 2006 20:12:00 UTC