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Plain language at AAA

From: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2017 11:06:16 +0300
To: "W3c-Wai-Gl-Request@W3. Org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Cc: "public-cognitive-a11y-tf" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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We did not get plain language in a t double AA but we would like to retry at AAA. This way issues such as author burden will not matter as much. 

The issue is at https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/41 
(The discussion is really at issue 30)           

It is the same as what we had at AA other than we changed the scope to include important information.
The current wording is:

For error messages, instructions, headings, important information, labels and navigational elements all of the following are true: 
  Double negatives Double negatives are not used to express a positive statement. Common words Provide words, phrases or abbreviations that are the most-common form to refer to the concept in a public word frequency list for the identified context.  Concrete language Non-literal language is not used, or can be automatically replaced, via an easy-to-set user setting. All meaning must be retained when non-literal text is replaced.   Exceptions: Content is exempt if the writing style is an essential part of the main function of the site, or content will be penalized for not conforming to a given writing style such as a game, a literary work, teaching new terms, a CV, dissertation, or Ph.D. proposal.

All the best

Lisa Seeman

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