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Re: Success Criteria 3.1.5 violates academic freedom on my opinion and could not be practiced by universities.

From: Sylvie duchateau <sylvie.duchateau@snv.jussieu.fr>
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 09:36:06 +0100
Message-ID: <479064F6.1070005@snv.jussieu.fr>
To: Wayne Dick <wed@csulb.edu>
Cc: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Hello Wayne and all,
I have also concerns about this success criterion, as I think, it is 
difficult to evaluate what is the lower secondary education level. I 
wonder if this level is the same in any country. How can this be adapted 
to another country than the US? How is this level specified?

Wayne Dick a écrit :
> 3.1.5 Reading Level: When text requires reading ability more advanced 
> than the lower secondary education level, supplemental content, or a 
> version  that does not require reading ability more advanced than the 
> lower secondary education level, is available. (Level AAA) How to Meet 
> 3.1.5 Understanding 3.1.5
> I am not sure that a posting of, poetry, creative writing, philosophy, 
> physics, biochemistry, statistics or mathematics that required first 
> and second year work university work in the given major could be 
> expressed at a lower secondary educational level.  If we adopt this 
> criteria then the instructional materials of advanced courses can 
> never meet Level AAA.  Do we want to create a level that an entire 
> sector cannot meet?
> I think we should create some exception language like:  unless 
> material cannot be simplified or the intent of the writing is to use 
> language in specific ways.
> This is dangerously close to censorship, and we never know how it 
> could be used.
> Wayne
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