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Re: RE 3.1 proposal - first half

From: Ineke van der Maat <inekemaa@xs4all.nl>
Date: Thu, 26 May 2005 12:06:25 +0200
Message-ID: <008001c561da$93c01110$0201a8c0@inekem>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Hello Greg,

>This would be equivalent to a such and such reading level of xxx."  Such a 
>statement would be safe could just >be universally applied.

No  in some countries in Western-Europe education is so individualized the 
last years, that only some key subjects are obliged for all students in the 
last years before high school graduation and go to college. In the 
Netherlands these key subjects are: Dutch, English, history and society, 
elementary natural science, culture and art.

And the rest of the subjects  depends on the choice of a student what 
profile he chooses. 4 very different profiles  can be offered and schools 
also vary in how many profiles and which ones they offer.

But what has a reading level to do with the contents of the website. I know 
people that can write very clearly about the most difficult subjects that 
even children of 10 year can understand it easily and others can not even 
write clearly about the same subject  so that even people with college 
graduation will not understand it easily..

Reading level or education level: it tells nothing...It does not tell if a 
text is understandably written... that should be the only criterium.

Ineke van der Maat
Received on Thursday, 26 May 2005 10:06:14 UTC

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