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Re: Evaluating Web sites: clear and simple text

From: Jean-Marie D'Amour <jmdamour@videotron.ca>
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 08:32:05 -0400
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To: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

Hi Chuck,

I agree with your suggestion.


A 12:58 2002-06-17, Chuck Letourneau a écrit :
>While working on change log entry [eval-006] 
>[http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/impl/changelog] it occurred to me that 
>point in Manual Evaluation that starts: "is the text clear and 
>simple to the extent appropriate..." has nothing particularly to do with 
>testing by voice or text browser.  This determination is certainly a 
>critical step in manual testing but deserves separate study.  Actually, 
>this concept likely requires review by both the content 
>provider/professional tester and by end-users (i.e. usability testers).
>Suggested change: remove point from and make it
>3.3.4 "Read over the pages: is the text clear and simple to the extent 
>appropriate  for the purpose of the Web site? (For English sites, consider 
>using Clear and Appropriate Language and Design (CLAD) test.) (NOTE: this 
>is also an appropriate question to ask people participating in usability 
>testing (link to next section))."
>Comments appreciated.
>Please note that there has been a recent - and quite interesting - 
>discussion on this subject over at the WCAG WG. Look for threads relating 
>to "4.1" if you are interested.
>Starling Access Services
>"Access A World Of Possibility"

Jean-Marie D'Amour M.Éd.
CAMO pour personnes handicapées
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