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[Intro to Web Access.] understanding 'understand' (was RE: Introduction to Web Accessibility)

From: Shawn Lawton Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 15:42:57 -0500
To: 'Helle BjarnÝ' <hbj@visinfo.dk>, "'EOWG'" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000001c478d1$4b3a81c0$d4837544@SLHenry>

From: w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-eo-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Helle BjarnÝ
Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 7:52 AM
...Subject: RE: Introduction to Web Accessibility
> I am not sure that I understand the meaning of "understand" in this
context? If a web page is accessible does it then also mean that it is
understandable in the way that the content is understandable or do we
mean something else when we say that people with disabilities can ...
understand ... the web effectively and efficiently?
[end excerpt]

"...perceive, understand, navigate" are principles around which WCAG 2.0
are organized [1]. I suggest that we link from this phrase in the Intro
page to an explanation of them.

Of course we can't link to a working draft (and don't think we want to
link to WCAG 2.0 in full anyway). Perhaps we can start a WCAG 2.0
Overview page and include those principles on it and link to that? Or,
add a section to the current WCAG Overview [2] briefly explaining these
as principles that WCAG addresses (with the thought that WCAG 1.0 also
addresses these principles, they are just not as clearly defined there).

(Note that if we do link to an explanation another document, it would be
useful to have those principles together in a phrase (and not add
additional things in the middle).)

Please send to the EOWG list your thoughts on linking "perceive,
understand, navigate" to an explanation - and whether that should be a
section in the WCAG Overview, or a new WCAG 2.0 document, or other.

~ Shawn

[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/sketchpad/wcag-intro
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