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Re: dream-trance

From: Liam McGee <liam.mcgee@communis.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 12:27:47 +0000
Message-ID: <455C5943.60203@communis.co.uk>
To: love26@gorge.net
CC: eowg <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, Anneke Boudreau <annekeboudreau@gmail.com>

William Loughborough wrote:
> As I ponder WCAG 2 it strikes me that we've been doing not quite enough 
> to emphasize the "Four Principles" as the main portal to the thing.
> My natural grouping (strange things happen at 3:30 AM!) is to pair 
> Perceivability/Understanding (would the event level have been accessible 
> sensibly to Helen Keller?) and Operable/Robust (do the keystroke 
> shortcuts interfere with all else when trying to operate on stuff?)
> If a designer has the Principles as the background of her undertaking 
> the devilish details will surely follow.
> Love.

Hi William. Interesting. I have always seen it more as a linear path 
than as a pairing. To be robust it must be operable. To be operable it 
must be understandable. To be understandable it must be perceivable.

The requirement doesn't work the other way. It can be operable without 
being robust, and so on.

I agree about the Principles, though. We should get T-shirts made.

   Ask me how.

Even better than flyers!

Received on Thursday, 16 November 2006 13:08:19 UTC

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