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Re: "At a Glance" for the Meeting 8/13

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2010 13:19:16 -0500
Message-ID: <4C658CA4.4080701@w3.org>
To: wed@csulb.edu
CC: "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Hi Wayne,

We discussed this today. We will address it more with other possible edits to WCAG 2.0 at a Glance in the coming weeks.


Wayne Dick wrote:
> Guideline 1.3 Adaptable:
> Create content that can be presented in different ways (for example
> simpler layout) without losing information or structure.
> Current Proposal:
> Make content adaptable; and make it available to assistive technologies
> My modification:
> Assistive technology can change perceptual mode or style with no loss
> of meaning.
> Rationale
> Each item in "At a Glance" is a simple form of a Guideline. 1.3 could
> be summed up as "separate appearance from meaning", but that is not
> specific enough for our prompt. I sacrifice brevity by replacing
> "perceptual mode or appearance" for  "presentation".  The term
> "presentation" has become jargon in W3C. This is similar to
> substituting "browser or media player" for "user agent". I have used
> the phrase "with no loss of meaning". This may be too terse. It should
> really be "no loss of structure or information". The two are equal in
> meaning, but many do not perceive structure as part of meaning. This
> is an artifact of the fact that people with full access to perceptual
> cues of style accept their addition to meaning at a pre-concious
> level. They make the mistake that plain text with no style can convey
> the same meaning as formatted web text.
> Hi Everyone,
> Wayne
Received on Friday, 13 August 2010 18:19:25 UTC

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