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Re: skill level

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 07:37:53 -0500
Message-ID: <384516A1.60A8E3BB@w3.org>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-hwg@idyllmtn.com>, love26@gorge.net, au <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> To get to a concrete proposal on this:
> I suggest that we add to the document, in the section on prioriteis and how
> they are defined, the following note:
> In formulating these priorities and applying them to checkpoints "the
> author" is assumed to be someone who is a competent but not necessarily
> expert user of the tool, who may have no prior knowledge of
> accessibility. For example we do not expect tham to have read all the help
> documentation, but we expect them to know how to use it to find something
> they are looking for.

I like the ideas. Minor editing:

  In choosing priority levels for checkpoints, the Working Group has
  assumed that "the author" is a competent, but not necessarily expert,
  user of the authoring tool, and that the author has no prior knowledge
  of accessibility. For example, the author is not expected to have 
  read all of the documentation but is expected to know how to turn
  to the documentation for assistance.

 - Ian

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