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Re: plain/simple/easy language variant subtag

From: Paul Bohman <paul.bohman@deque.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:35:12 -0400
Message-ID: <CA+20umEzbtS+CmeOST1sFHROrURGYHV8WTJA+FiKLbhP_H0k7A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gregg@raisingthefloor.org>
Cc: Chaals McCathie Nevile <chaals@yandex-team.ru>, Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de>, IG - WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Language can be made simple or complex. That's not the main problem in many
cases though. The bigger problem is that complex ideas will remain complex,
even when described in simple language.

The only way to solve the problem of complex ideas would be to simplify
the ideas, which is often impossible without sacrificing meaning.

In fact, the whole idea of simple language seems a bit of a red herring (an
irrelevant distraction) when considered in the context of complex ideas.


Paul Bohman, PhD
Director of Training, Deque Systems, Inc
703-225-0380, ext.121
Received on Wednesday, 16 September 2015 12:35:43 UTC

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