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RE: Updated draft of standards harmonization document

From: Chuck Letourneau <cpl@starlingweb.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2003 09:43:23 -0500
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To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Following up on Helle's comment:

Overview, Paragraph. 4: to reduce redundancy and clarify the sentence... my 
suggestion is:

Standards harmonization helps drive improvement of tools to evaluate 
accessibility: better evaluation tools can speed the repair of Web sites.


At 2003-12-19 07:19, Helle BjarnÝ wrote:

>Comment to section 4 in the Overview chapter:
>"Standards harmonization likewise helps drive improvement of tools to
>evaluate Web site accessibility, which helps improve the accessibility of
>Web sites. It enables sharing of implementation and training resources for
>Web accessibility. It enables the development of shareable knowledge
>repositories from which one can develop accessible and re-usable online
>learning modules."
>I'm not sure I understand the meaning of this, maybe it's just the word
>"likewise". I'm not comfortable with the first sentence and not quite sure I
>understand it. Let's talk about it on the call.
>Helle BjarnÝ
>Visual Impairment 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: Judy Brewer [mailto:jbrewer@w3.org]
>Sent: Friday, December 19, 2003 9:54 AM
>Subject: Updated draft of standards harmonization document
>Please take a look at the updated draft of "Why Standards Harmonization is
>Essential to Web Accessibility."
>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/standard-harmon.html
>I cut the overall length by 25%; re-shuffled the order; eliminated and/or
>re-integrated some sections; and tried to shorten most of the long
>sentences. I didn't work straight from the change log but will go back over
>it later.
>There are still some redundancies that I was not able to shake out of the
>document yet.... perhaps we can give points in the EOWG teleconference
>today for every redundancy that anyone can find...
>Talk to you soon,
>- Judy
>Judy Brewer    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
>Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium
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