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WCAG 2.0 Comment Submission

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2006 06:47:31 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Roger Hudson
Email: rhudson@usability.com.au
Document: W2
Item Number: Success Criterion 3.1.5
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: TE
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I have two main concerns with 3.1.5: 

First, the nominated Success Criterion is Level 3, which suggests that it is only necessary to \"achieve additional accessibility enhancements\" and does not need to apply to all Web resources (without any indication of the resources it should apply to). 

Second, 3.1.5 concentrates solely on a persons reading ability, which is only one of the factors that can influence how well different people with cognitive disabilities or learning difficulties are able to understand a document. For example, what about people who can read well but have considerable difficulty negotiating a complex text-type or comprehending what is written? Or, the additional burden fully justified text and the use of long line lengths can place on many people with reading difficulties?

Proposed Change:
I suggest SC 3.1.5 be a Level 2 criterion at the minimum.
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