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Re: Last Call on mobileOK Basic

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2007 14:28:04 -0800
Message-ID: <824e742c0703051428j3ce84f83k23b7c25e953c483a@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-bpwg-comments@w3.org
These are comments from some members of the WCAG working group
(specifically,  Sorcha Moore, Tim Boland, Loretta Guarino Reid, Gregg
Vanderheiden, and Michael Cooper).

We are attaching a spreadsheet that covers an analysis of the overlap
between WCAG, MobileOK Basic Tests, and Mobile Web Best Practices.

We are concerned that the statement "Content which passes the tests
has taken some steps to provide a functional user experience  for
users of basic mobile devices whose capabilities at least match those
of the Default Delivery Context (DDC)." would lead authors to conclude
that these guidelines will also meet the basic functional needs of
users with disabilities who use basic mobile devices. here is much in
common but these guidelines do not cover all of WCAG. We recommend
adding "To accommodate users with disabilities, WCAG should also be
met.", or "You should follow other guidelines that are applicable to
Web content, including the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines."

We like the similarity in approach to the descriptions of these test
and WCAG2 techniques. For MobileOK Basic Tests 1.0, the tests are
written in "programmatic" style. Test outcomes for MobileOK Basic 1.0
tests are pass, fail, and informative warnings. WCAG2.0 test outcomes
are "true", or "false". It would be worth exploring whether we could
use consistent language.

MobileOK Basic 1.0 limits itself to machine-testable properties, while
WCAG2 includes human-testable as well as machine-testable properties.
There may be occasions where MobileOK Basic tests can be used to test
all or part of a WCAG2 technique.

Loretta Guarino Reid

Received on Monday, 5 March 2007 22:28:28 UTC

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