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Re: WCAG 2.0 jungle

From: Henk Snetselaar <H.Snetselaar@bartimeus.nl>
Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 12:49:51 +0200
Message-Id: <s12f2dfa.005@zst02.bartimeus.nl>
To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, <michaeka@wellsfargo.com>
Hi all,

Yes it is not easy to find your way!
I made a picture of the WCAG 2.0 jungle, (see attachment) perhaps it
will help to discuss this issue.

Regards,
Henk

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>>> <michaeka@wellsfargo.com> 27-8-04 0:34 >>>

Hello, all -

Regarding WCAG 2.0 et al., I think there are too many documents, which
makes
navigation confusing. 

Rather than have the three layers described in WCAG 2.0 "How to read
this
document" (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#how-to), layers two and three
could
be combined into one. The checklist and application info for each
technology
would be combined into one technology document (or "document site" if
it was
decided to split the document into separate Web pages). 

This way, the user is either at the overall WCAG 2.0 document or at
the
document for a specific technology, which would make it easier for
users to
know where they are. 

The Gateway to Techniques for WCAG 2.0
(http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-GATEWAY-20040730/) adds yet
another
document to the mix. I also find it confusing, both in content and
design.
Its content could be moved to WCAG 2.0 or to the specific technology
documents (or "technology document sites").

Each guideline in WCAG 2.0 could include information on:
a. Explanation of what the guideline is - for example:
http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-GATEWAY-20040730/guideline1.1.html.
Maybe this could be a simple description with a link to a more
in-depth
description of the guideline.
b. Success criteria of the guideline - for example,
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#text-equiv 
<http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#perceivable 
c. Link to Who Benefits
d. Link to Examples
e. Links to specific technology guidelines

Regards,

Blossom
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Blossom Michaeloff
Web Research and Design
Wells Fargo
415.222.3045
michaeka@wellsfargo.com 



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