Another attempt at plain language

Michael Everson everson at
Sun Sep 13 17:14:29 CEST 2015

On 13 Sep 2015, at 15:50, Tobias Bengfort <tobias.bengfort at> wrote:

>>> This is exactly what is required by WCAG:
>>>   When text requires reading ability more advanced than [...],
>>>   supplemental content, or a version that does not require
>>>   reading ability more advanced than [...], is available.
>>>   -
>>> This issue is that it is currently not clear how such a simpler version would be referenced.
>> … is not, I think, best solved by a subtag.
> But how should it be solved then? I get your concerns, but I have not yet found any alternatives.

I don’t know. A conformance statement? In any case it doesn’t seem taggable. There are books for early readers and young adults and college students but the difference of language use in those books is not precisely defined. Nor is the WCAG’s recommendation (or requirement) without ambiguity.

Michael Everson *

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