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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 20:17:05 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Greg Gay
Email: g.gay@utoronto.ca
Affiliation: ATRC UofT
Document: UW
Item Number: How to Meet Success Criterion 3.1.5
Part of Item: Intent
Comment Type: GE
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
The statement \"help people with reading disability\"  in the intent section of the How to meet 3.1.5 section is incorrect. The ability to comprehend high level language is not related to reading disability. Reading disability is strictly associated at a more general level with lessened ability to mentally convert visual textual information, into verbal auditory information (phonemic awareness). There is no concept of sematic disability associated with reading disability. By definition, a person with a reading disability does not have a sematic processing disability, with normal or above normal intelligence. There are several references throughout the HowTo document that refer to reading disability as an inability to understand.  These statements need to be removed. They are not true  (see: howto 3.1.6). Reading disability does not affect a person\'s ability to understand. 

Proposed Change:
Remove references to to simplified language being an accomodation for those with a reading disability.
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