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Re: Alternative approach for Plain Language

From: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
Date: Tue, 23 May 2017 22:07:06 -0400
Message-Id: <4DA25BAC-A880-4523-8783-392D0D2F924B@umd.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
To: Michael Gower <michael.gower@ca.ibm.com>
I’m not sure I understand.
l followed the link but am very confused by what I land on. 


Is the SC =  "Instructions describe the topic or purpose."

If so - I can’t see how any instructions could fail.   I guess you could have instructions that tell you what to do - but do not tell you what carrying out the instructions will accomplish.

The techniques could indeed be attached to the SC — but none are required to meet the SC.  I could use very complicated language to describe the topic or purpose and I would still pass.   The instructions themselves can also be complicated and pass this SC.  


Am I missing something?    


You say it plugs a hole regarding labels — but this doesn’t talk about labels at all.      ????


If you just want a place to hang techniques  this works — but only techniques dealing with instructions — not labels (unless you really stretch it) 


confused in maryland, 

apologies if I am misunderstanding this


g 



Gregg C Vanderheiden
greggvan@umd.edu <mailto:greggvan@umd.edu>




> On May 23, 2017, at 2:34 PM, Michael Gower <michael.gower@ca.ibm.com <mailto:michael.gower@ca.ibm.com>> wrote:
> 
> On today's call (in the extended time), I proposed a departure from the current approach to Plain Lanugage, which I was asked to draft. Here it is:
> 
> https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/30#issuecomment-303492002 <https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/30#issuecomment-303492002>
> Michael Gower
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