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Re: How to make complex data tables more accessible to screen-reader users

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 08:47:40 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907060805240.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > I would encourage you to review and update the following wiki 
> > > > > page:
> > > > > 
> > > > >   http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE
> > > >
> > > > Could you elaborate on how you would like me to update it?
> > >
> > > Per action 126[1], I would like to see that the Wiki page adequately 
> > > reflects both (all) viewpoints.  If you have nothing to add at this 
> > > time, that's fine.
> > 
> > [...] What kind of content should I add? What structure is going to be 
> > of most help in finding consensus?
> 
> I did not prepare that wiki page, my understanding is that it was 
> prepared in order to help facilitate a vote, and that those who were in 
> favor of having a vote were actively working on preparing the text that 
> people would vote on.

I think if we want text to support a vote, one plan of action that might 
be more effective than jointly editing the above wiki would be for 
interested parties to send in 150-word essays that could be included with 
the vote, and which people could read before voting. That way, each "side" 
gets to put forward their opinion, and we limit the total amount of 
content that people might be exposed to. (I am confident that if we asked 
people to read the above wiki, they'd ignore most of it.)

Would that be acceptable?

(To avoid ambiguity, I would define "word count" as the number output by 
the "wc" Unix command line program with the -w argument.)

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