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From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2007 21:20:17 -0700
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To: "David McDonald" <info@davidmcdonald.org>
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Dear David McDonald,

Thank you for your comments on the 17 May 2007 Public Working Draft of
the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/). The WCAG Working Group
has reviewed all comments received on the May draft, and will be
publishing an updated Public Working Draft shortly. Before we do that,
we would like to know whether we have understood your comments
correctly, and also whether you are satisfied with our resolutions.

Please review our resolutions for the following comments, and reply to
us by 19 November 2007 at public-comments-wcag20@w3.org to say whether
you are satisfied. Note that this list is publicly archived. Note also
that we are not asking for new issues, nor for an updated review of
the entire document at this time.

Please see below for the text of comments that you submitted and our
resolutions to your comments. Each comment includes a link to the
archived copy of your original comment on
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/, and may
also include links to the relevant changes in the WCAG 2.0 Editor's
Draft of May-October 2007 at

Thank you for your time reviewing and sending comments. Though we
cannot always do exactly what each commenter requests, all of the
comments are valuable to the development of WCAG 2.0.


Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group

Comment 1: Use Priority 1, 2, 3 rather than Level A, AA, AAA
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2007May/0168.html
(Issue ID: 1953)
Original Comment:

Document: W2
Item Number: Organization of the WCAG 2.0 Document
Part of Item:
Comment Type: editorial
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I think it would lower confusion if the original terms for the three
levels of conformance were used. The levels of conformance are now
referred to as A, AA, AAA, rather than using the original terms
Priority 1, Priority 2, Priority 3.

Proposed Change:
Use the original terms for the three levels of conformance: Priority
1, Priority 2, Priority 3.

Response from Working Group:

The working group has moved away from the Priority 1, 2, 3 at the
specific request of people working with cognitive disabilities because
it sounded like the items at level AAA were only 3rd priority things
when they were in fact very important to people.  Things ended up in
Level AAA for a number of reasons including the fact that some could
not be applied to all types of content.  But not because they were
'low priority'.

We considered a number of alternative terms for the levels but every
combination seemed to have an issue. We have decided to retain A, AA
and AAA.
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