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Re: Implementing Accessibility

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:35:37 +0200
Message-ID: <54004969.2030801@w3.org>
To: Kevin White <kevin@w3.org>, EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
CC: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Hi Shawn,

Thanks for this suggestion. Kevin and I discussed it, and he will be 
exploring how easy it would be to rewrite the document that way. The 
main concern is that items are often inter-related and difficult to 
explain separately. I've added it to the agenda for more discussion.


On 29.8.2014 06:14, Shawn Henry wrote:
> Kevin & Shadi,
> When EOWG looked at the organization originally with the key actions
> bullet-ed out, I think there was a lot more text in the draft. (I don't
> know how to look at earlier versions in github and won't take the time
> to figure it out now.) Now there is a less text -- which I support for
> this version. However, the result is lots of repetition. The intro
> paragraph is generally an abbreviated version of the key actions, and
> then the More detail just adds a few more sentences and examples.
> A more significant issue: I found that when I read the key actions,
> sometimes I wasn't sure what one meant, and then when I went to the More
> detail section, it was not easy to find the additional explanation for a
> specific key action. So sometimes I would read a key action, and want to
> understand it better before I read the others, so I'd skip down to try
> to find it in the More details, but I had to skim around to find where
> it was covered because it wasn't easy to find and sometimes it was in a
> paragraph with other information, and then I went back to the key
> actions -- or later I didn't want to do that so I kept reading the key
> actions with the question in the back of my mind, and then when I got to
> the More detail, I was looking for the info related to my question and
> so I didn't really give enough attention to the other info, so I had to
> go back and re-read it. So overall the flow was annoying unfortunately.
> Just an idea: I wonder if it might work well for reading flow, for
> skim-ability, for information chucking, etc. to change the organization
> so the key actions phrases are ex-col headings with the details right
> under each?
> Happy to discuss...
> ~Shawn

Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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