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From: Jeanne Spellman <jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2018 09:40:56 -0400
To: Silver Task Force <public-silver@w3.org>
Message-ID: <29412b0f-d480-13ce-d560-1e5e8234ce93@spellmanconsulting.com>

Here are the results from JohnR's tests of converting WCAG SC to plain 
language:


Hi Jeanne and Shawn,

 From each of the 3 SC you identified, I chose one sentence. I 
simplified them using techniques I think editors will find easy to 
implement.

  * long sentence into short sentences;
  * adding bullets and punctuation to a long sentence; and
  * using plain language (ironically the most difficult).

SC 2.4.1, Original Sentence, 17.6 Grade Level

For instance, long documents are often divided into a variety of 
chapters, chapters have subtopics and subtopics are divided into various 
sections, sections into paragraphs, etc.

SC 2.4.1, Simplified (short sentences), 11.4 Grade Level

Examples: Long documents are often divided into a variety of chapters. 
Chapters have subtopics. Subtopics are divided into various sections. 
Sections are divided into paragraphs, etc.

===

SC 4.1.2, Original Sentence, 17.9 Grade Level

The intent of this Success Criterion is to ensure that Assistive 
Technologies (AT) can gather information about, activate(or set) and 
keep up to date on the status of user interface controls in the content.

SC 4.1.2, Simplified (bullets & punctuation), 7.1 Grade Level

The intent of this Success Criterion is to ensure that Assistive 
Technologies (AT) can:

  * gather information about;
  * activate (or set); and
  * keep up to date

on the status of user interface controls in the content.

===

SC 2.2.2, Original Sentence, 11.7 Grade Level

The intent of this Success Criterion is to avoid distracting users 
during their interaction with a Web page.

SC 2.2.2, Simplified (plain language), 9 Grade Level

The intent of this Success Criterion is to avoid distracting people when 
they use a Web page.

John

John Rochford <http://bit.ly/profile-rj>
UMass Medical School/E.K. Shriver Center
Director, INDEX Program
Instructor, Family Medicine & Community Health
www.DisabilityInfo.org
LinkedIn <https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-rochford/>

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