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Re: simple language subtag

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:13:42 +0800
To: Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de>, w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <adf53fc4-21e8-642d-e4f3-1b8d51fc39b8@tink.uk>
On 21/04/2017 18:42, Tobias Bengfort wrote:
> back in september 2015 I sent a message to this list asking about
> opinions on a "simple" language variant subtag. This would allow to
> provide a "version that does not require reading ability more advanced
> than the lower secondary education level" (WCAG20 3.1.5) like this:
>   <link href="..." hreflang="en-simple" rel="alternate" />
> In the meantime, this variant subtag has actually been registered[1]
> (not by me).
> Should the technique described above be included in the "How to Meet
> WCAG 2.0" document? Or should we wait for ATs to actually support this?
> If so, how can we push support in ATs?
Can you suggest which AT should be able to utilise this information and 
in what way? As a piece of metadata that search engines could use to 
return results with simplified content, I think there is a good use 
case, but I'm not sure what screen reader, screen magnifier, or speech 
recognition support might look like.

@LeonieWatson tink.uk Carpe diem

> [1]: http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.ietf.languages/11065
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