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RE: Alternate format for long docs.

From: Helle BjarnÝ <hbj@visinfo.dk>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2003 16:31:21 +0200
Message-ID: <51657A7817A7D3119023009027DE005117A2A7@VIISNY>
To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

We have something similar in the Danish governmental guidelines on making
e-documents. But here we also have to make a version of the full document in
case people wants to copy it onto their PC and read the document offline
e.g. with a screen reader, and finally in different text versions for
downloading and reading with word processors etc. 

Kind regards
Helle BjarnÝ
Visual Imapirment Knowledge Centre
Rymarksvej 1, 2900 Hellerup, Denmark
Phone: +45 39 46 01 01
fax: +45 39 61 94 14
e-mail hbj@visinfo.dk
Direct phone: +45 39 46 01 04

-----Original Message-----
From: Charmane K. Corcoran [mailto:corcora1@msu.edu] 
Sent: Friday, August 15, 2003 3:45 PM
Subject: Alternate format for long docs.

The WCAG 2.0 document is 32 pages on my browser...22" monitor about 1200 x
1024 Far too many pages.

The document sets the bar too low/high - in the wrong place.  If I have to
scroll down more than 5-10 pages, it is candidate for a different
structural delivery but this document says 50 pages.

Required Success Criteria for Checkpoint 2.4

In documents greater than 50,000 words or sites larger than 50 perceived
pages, the following are provided.

I suggest that this document itself would allow easer navigation and things
would be found more easily with a layout option more like the one below:




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