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Re: Proposal: We need to identify whether a proposed SC applies broadly

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2017 11:51:54 -0400
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To: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
Cc: "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, Jim Smith <smithjs@atos.net>, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>, "kimberlee.dirks" <kimberlee.dirks@thomsonreuters.com>, "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
The latest version should be linked from the spreadsheet I created. Linked
from the short handle.
tinyurl.com/jmo9st4


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On Sat, Jun 10, 2017 at 1:31 AM, Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
wrote:

>
> I still find it most difficult to find the last versions of things.
>
> Thanks for letting me know.
> *g*
>
> Gregg C Vanderheiden
> greggvan@umd.edu
>
>
>
>
> On Jun 9, 2017, at 3:38 AM, lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com> wrote:
>
> The word clear and simple were removed from the last version
>
> All the best
>
> Lisa Seeman
>
> LinkedIn <http://il.linkedin.com/in/lisaseeman/>, Twitter
> <https://twitter.com/SeemanLisa>
>
>
>
>
> ---- On Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:38:00 +0300 Gregg C Vanderheiden<
> greggvan@umd.edu> wrote ----
>
> Hi Jim,
>
> Although I worry that this text still uses words like clear and simple
> that are not measurable….
>
> regarding your concern,  it is important to note that this text appears to
> be restricted only to instructions labels navigational elements and error
> messages. It does not talk about the content of the page at all.
>
> You wrote:
> Most of the words are not testable, and as a result the scope is
> indeterminate. What is clear and simple to a physicist would not be for
> most laypersons.    But if you restricted content on the web to all text
> which is not understandable to most laypersons, then we would have to
> remove all medical, legal, ethical, logic,, poetry, academic, etc. text
> from the web.
>
>
>
> Gregg C Vanderheiden
> greggvan@umd.edu
>
>
>
> On Mar 24, 2017, at 6:02 AM, Smith, Jim <smithjs@atos.net> wrote:
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> All,
>
> The scope of the plain language SC is as follows:
>
> "Provide clear and simple language in instructions, labels, navigational
> elements, and error messages which require a response to continue,...."
>
> The technical content of a journal is out of scope for this SC.
>
>
> Regards,
> Jim
>
>
>
>
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