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Re: Completion of mobile accessibility document for review (paragraph on differences of approach)

From: Yeliz Yesilada <yesilady@cs.man.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2009 16:42:26 +0200
Message-Id: <AAE0DFB6-F4E3-4937-B892-1AD0C1333B6C@cs.man.ac.uk>
Cc: shadi@w3.org, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, wai-eo-editors <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>, MWI BPWG Public <public-bpwg@w3.org>
To: achuter@technosite.es
Please see my comments inline.

On 22 Apr 2009, at 13:17, Alan Chuter wrote:

> [start proposed text] WCAG and MWBP both aim to improve the Web  
> interaction of users who experience barriers due to either  
> disabilities or the device used to access the Web. However, WCAG  
> and MWBP have slightly different approaches. For example, a key  
> feature of WCAG is testability and the WCAG 2.0 success criteria  
> are specifically designed to be testable statements. W3C recommends  
> that all Web sites comply with WCAG 2.0. In some situations, Web  
> sites are legally required to be accessible. MWBP is different in  
> that it provides suggested best practices for consideration.  
> Although some of the best practices are testable, they are not all  
> intended to be testable. It is not expected that all Web sites will  
> meet MWBP.

I think it is better not to include the last sentence "It is not  
expected that all Web sites will meet MWBP". I think it is not so  
much related to the comparison.

> While the two documents show significant overlap in many areas,  
> there is a continuum in the level of overlap between the individual  
> technical requirements, so that there is not always a 1:1 mapping  
> between them. For instance, WCAG has some requirements that are  
> specific to accessibility needs of people with disabilities, and  
> that are not relevant for mobile devices (for example, requirements  
> that specifically address assistive technology). Conversely, MWBP  
> has other requirements that are specific to mobile devices only  
> (for example, requirements to minimize battery consumption and CPU  
> power). However, in general most requirements are applicable for  
> both groups of users (for example, requirements for color contrast,  
> flexible font sizes, etc.).
> [end proposed text]
> However, I would disagree with the suggestion:
> > ... "WCAG is intended for all Web sites while
> > MWBP is not intended for all Web sites"

I agree with Alan, I don't think this shows a difference in the  
approach and it can give the wrong impression about the MWBP.

Unfortunately, I will not be able to join the call this Friday.

Received on Wednesday, 22 April 2009 14:43:06 UTC

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