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WCAG 2.0 comments: Issue 388

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 14:10:08 -0400
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To: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

Hello Sailesh,

Thank you for your comments on WCAG 2.0 [1].  This email shows how the WCAG 
WG has attempted to address one of your concerns.  We will send a separate 
email for each of the issues you raised. Please let us know if we have 
adequately addressed your issues.

Issue 388 [2]

Sailesh Panchang writes:
It appears that  there is a shift away from accessibility for PWD to universal
access in WCAG 2.0.
Consider that:
i. Five WCAG 1.0 checkpoints including 3 P1  map to an extended   WCAG 2 
checkpoint 4.2 about declaring  technology/providing alternative content.
ii. WCAG2's  checkpoint 2.4 about navigation mechanisms maps to 13 
checkpoints of WCAG 1.0 some of which are P1 and some are P2. Checkpoint 
2.4 of WCAG 2 is categorized as extended and not  core.
iii. On the other hand, checkpoints 4.1 and 4.3 relating to language in WCAG
1.0 now have become  core under  3.1 of WCAG 2.
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11 March 2004 WD we are no longer using the terms "Core" and 
"Extended."  With the new organization in the 11 March 2004 Working Draft 
[3], do you still feel that there is a move away from accessibility towards 
universal access?

Thank you,
--wendy

[1] 
<http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2003Aug/0008.html>
[2] <http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=388>
[3] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-20040311/>


-- wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
http://www.w3.org/WAI/
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