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ATAG 2.0: Usability of our guidelines - when to link to glossary

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 07:47:54 -0500
Message-ID: <4B754DFA.4060407@utoronto.ca>
To: WAI-AUWG List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
We've had comments that the ATAG 2.0 has too may links to the glossary. 
For screen reader users this can get annoying, but at the same time, the 
definitions are normative.

Already we have cut down the number (to n=354) by leaving them out of 
the supplemental "Implementing ATAG" info such as the Intent and Examples.

Perhaps we can go a few of steps further:

(1) in the Introduction and Conformance sections, only link the first 
occurrence of a term under each header:
-ATAG 2.0 Layers of Guidance
-Understanding Levels of Conformance
-Integration of Accessibility Features

(2) in the Guidelines only link each definition at the first occurrence 
in Rationale AND each success criteria.

(3) in the Glossary, treat each definition separately and link only once 
to each defined term.

Any thoughts? If I get positive feedback on this by early next week it 
can go into the next editors draft.


(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jan.richards@utoronto.ca | 416-946-7060

Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information | University of Toronto
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