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RE: simple language subtag

From: Kevin Meyers <kman2020@wi.rr.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:05:13 -0500
To: <tink@tink.uk>, "'Tobias Bengfort'" <tobias.bengfort@posteo.de>, <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <002f01d2bf56$e8dc73a0$ba955ae0$@rr.com>
Léonie, I don't have an answer on your question.  It is very unique you talk about WCAG20.  I have been looking at getting into this type of work.  I cannot find a class that teaches the 508 standards or W3C standards.  Plus I cannot find documents for either one.  I only find descriptions about these on the internet.  Where did you gain your knowledge?  Cheers, Kevin

Kevin Meyers
I'm ready to rock, roll and race my tandem!

-----Original Message-----
From: Léonie Watson [mailto:tink@tink.uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:14 PM
To: Tobias Bengfort; w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: simple language subtag

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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