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RE: content guidelines checkpoint 3.1

From: Steven McCaffrey <smccaffr@MAIL.NYSED.GOV>
Date: Tue, 08 Aug 2000 09:43:21 -0400
Message-Id: <s98fd64c.025@mail.nysed.gov>
To: <DJW@bts.co.uk>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
[DJW] "... where they simply bulks out the contents"

What does this mean?

WCAG 1.0:
"The guidelines do not suggest avoiding 
images as a way to improve accessibility. Instead, they explain that providing a 
text equivalent of the image will make it accessible. "

My Statement of my interpretation of the checkpoints was 
no checkpoint is of the form "Thou shalt not do ... ",
but rather, "If you do ... then you must also provide ..."
which the above quote from the WCAG 1.0 itself says even more clearly than I.

It is not clear whether anything you raised is directly opposed to this.


Steve McCaffrey
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Information Technology Services
New York State Department of Education
New York State Workgroup on Accessibility to Information Technology 
Web Design Subcommittee 
Received on Tuesday, 8 August 2000 09:46:25 UTC

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