IRC log of coga on 2023-05-03

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Meeting: Cognitive and Learning Disabilities Accessibility Task Force Teleconference
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chair: julie
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meeting: Clear language subgroup meeting
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date: 05 03 2023
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Julie: What is the latest update with the AGWG chairs and what should be included?
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... we are aiming for 20 outcomes and one outcome built out with a Method and Test
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Jeanne: We have a meeting later this week. The latest I heard was that we were only going to do Outcomes
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Julie: We are going to keep #11 for now and keep a note for now about possibly removing it.
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JohnK: Facial Expression isn't really
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... "implied meaning"
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Julie: Is it "non-verbal meaning"?
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JohnR: "Non verbal Cue" is the correct label
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... I like the label better but I think it should go.
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Julie: Item 12
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... Paragraph length, with conditional tests that give flexibility for bronze Silver gold levels
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JohnK: I don't like "divide long text". Break up long paragraphs into shorter ones.
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... one idea per paragraph is what is generally
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Becca: We should also think about sentences per paragraph
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JohnR: And words per sentences
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Proposed: Break long text into short paragraphs that focus on one idea. Weighting process TBD that rewards content creators for having fewer sentences per paragraph and fewers words per sentence: X for Bronze, Y for Silver, etc.
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Jeanne: I recommend not going into detail about Bronze and Silver in case the group decides not to do bronze, silver,gold.
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Julie:Item 13 Ssection Length and Headers
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... should we split them up?
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Jeanne: there are two different tests. I think we should split them.
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JohnK: What does it even mean in this context? It's not part of grammar
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JohnR: HTML is a good example to illustrate what we are talking about.
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Proposed: Section length: Chunk content into short sections, with a small number of paragraphs, to make the information easier to read and understand and to avoid overwhelming users.
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Becca: I think we need more definition of a section -- is a horizontal rule a section?
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Jeanne: from WCAG22
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a self-contained portion of written content that deals with one or more related topics or thoughts
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Julie: Adding a new Outcome: Purpose of Blocks of Text.
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JohnR: COntent Usable says to try to put the purpose of each block of text first
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Proposed: Purpose of each paragraph: Put the aim or purpose at the beginning of each paragraph. This is especially important in sections with more than one paragraph.
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Julie: Item 16: Lists
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Katy: What is it breaking up -- bulleted or numbered?
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JohnK: It breaks up walls of text.
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Jan: It helps users focus on scannable information
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JohnR: Bold text, italic text, colored text all help users focus on information.
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Jan: Historically screen readers don't announce semantics of text.
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JohnK: in basic HTML, <strong> is bold and <em> is italic
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New item: Bold text, italic text, and colored text: Use text formatting such as <strong> for bold, sparingly to help users focus on information.
18:48:44 [Becca_Monteleone]
+1 to Jan's point on cognitive load
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Jan: we need to take into consideration that some people will not have the ability or knowledge to customize their assistive technology and it will be a barrier for them. It should work for the default settings of assistive technologies.
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Jeanne: I'm concerned to make sure that we can find research on using bold text sparingly.
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Julie: Colored text and links can be very distracting.
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Jan: We have to think carefully about how that might be interpreted that we don't want designers not to underline links or use custom colors for links.
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Jan: Maybe don't duplicate links on a page, that repeats of links are used sparingly because it creates duplication in the link list.
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JohnK will look for research on this new Outcome.
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Julie: Next meeting is the 11th to finish 17 to 23.
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Jan: This is my last meeting until mid-November. Thanks for the leadership that Julie has brought to this group.
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