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Introduction, second part, trim wording

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2008 19:02:42 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Shawn Henry for EOWG
Email: shawn@w3.org
Affiliation: W3C WAI EOWG
Document: QR
Item Number: Introduction
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: editorial
Summary of Issue: Introduction, second part, trim wording
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Trim down:

\"Note that all techniques are informative. The \"sufficient techniques\" listed below are considered sufficient by the WCAG Working Group to meet the success criteria. However, it is not necessary to use these particular techniques. If techniques are used other than those listed by the Working Group, then some other method for establishing the technique\'s ability to meet the success criteria would be needed. 

In addition to the \'sufficient techniques\', there are also advisory techniques that go beyond WCAG 2.0\'s requirements. Sufficient and advisory techniques work together to provide guidance on how to make content more accessible. Authors are encouraged to view and apply all layers that they are able to, including the advisory techniques, in order to best address the needs of the widest possible range of users. Note that even content that conforms at the highest level (AAA) will not be accessible to individuals with all types, degrees, or combinations of disability particularly in the cognitive language and learning areas. Authors are encouraged to consider the full range of techniques, including the advisory techniques, as well as to seek relevant advice about current best practice to ensure that Web content is accessible, as far as possible, to this community. Anyone can submit new techniques to the Working Group at any time. Please see Sufficient and Advisory Techniques for more information about sufficint techniques and advisory techniques. 

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Rationale: simplify. delete repetative wording in this section. limit repetition of information that is elsewhere, and point to it instead. cut down on wording. (having such a long introduction is counter to a primary goal with the \"Quick Reference\" which is to help make WCAG 2.0 approachable.) 

Proposed Change:
\"Note that all techniques are informative - you don’t have to follow them. <strong>Please see the _“Sufficient and Advisory Techniques” section of Introduction to Understanding WCAG 2.0_ for important information about the techniques.</strong>\" 

*OR*: 

\"Note that all techniques are informative - you don’t have to follow them. The \"sufficient techniques\" listed below are considered sufficient to meet the success criteria; however, it is not necessary to use these particular techniques. Anyone can submit new techniques at any time. 

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In addition to the \'sufficient techniques\', there are also advisory techniques that go beyond WCAG 2.0\'s requirements. Authors are encouraged to apply all techniques that they are able to, including the advisory techniques, in order to best address the needs of the widest possible range of users. 



Note that even content that conforms at the highest level (AAA) will not be accessible to individuals with all types, degrees, or combinations of disability, particularly in the cognitive language and learning areas. Authors are encouraged to seek relevant advice about current best practice to ensure that Web content is accessible, as far as possible, to this community. 

<p>

Please see Sufficient and Advisory Techniques for more information about the techniques. 

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