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[style guide] Thoughts on approach

From: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:14:57 -0500
Message-ID: <CA++nJxp1c+kumRBuuJ26DYavo1x=pXRCoTH5AZS-g6YD2t0zBw@mail.gmail.com>
To: wai-eo-editors <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>, Sarah Pulis <sarah@intopia.digital>
I am thinking about how this will be presented and would like to suggest
this format.  Sarah and Shawn, if you agree I will format the wiki to
reflect these sections:

*Introduction* – What the guide is meant to do, how it will make our job
easier, and how to use it.

*Voice* – Can we make a statement about what we want the quality of the
voice to be? I am thinking about some of the adjectives we used to describe
how we wanted the web site to be.  Some words that will suggest rhythm, and
maybe a list of voice qualities to avoid. Each statement could then be
explained it in more detail and examples provided for how to put it into

*.Tone* – This seems a bit trickier and might entail how to use the voice
we agree on with different tones. There will be variation depending on
different scenarios, do you agree?  This may be a place to reference our

*Style* – After introducing the guide and setting voice and tone, that's
when I think we get into the style guide items that Shawn and Annabelle
started and Sarah expanded on.

*Specialist language* – Since this is a specialized filed, should we
include any guidance on how to reference disability, W3C process,
referencing materials or anything else that is super-specialized for our

Throughout I strongly believe that we should use as many examples as
possible and be specific to our own stuff, as the first set of guides has
done. Is this an approach we can agree on? or have I overlooked or
misunderstood any of it? This is new to me so don't hesitate to let me


Sharron Rush | Executive Director | Knowbility.org | @knowbility
*Equal access to technology for people with disabilities*
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