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From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 17:20:38 -0700
To: "'Sören Hansson'" <Soren.Hansson@ho.se>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Message-id: <0ILS005L0ZN7EG@mailsj-v1.corp.adobe.com>

Dear Soren,

Thank you for your comments on the 30 June 2005 Working Draft of WCAG 2.0. A
list of issues related to comments you have made is available at:
<http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/buglist.cgi?keywords=Soren_Hansson>

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Could you please clarify whether item 9 requests that information conveyed
by fonts, as well as information conveyed by color, should be
programmatically determined, or that it should be possible for users to
configure the fonts used? 

> 9)       Under Level 1 Success Criteria for Guideline 1.3 you talk about 
> colors but you also ought to talk about fonts. A lot of people with 
> dyslexia and/or visual impairment have benefits from changing the font.

The following issues have been addressed, or are still on our task list:

> 6)       Does this draft address HO's previously raised issue?

The first issue was addressed by baseline considerations:
http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1335
The other 3 issues are still open:
http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=1443

> 15) One of the guidelines under these principles has to clear out 
> that links shall be understandable either through the text in the 
> link or in some text equivalents. I have not seen it there. Perhaps 
> it should be in Guideline 2.4 Provide mechanisms to help users find 
> content, orient themselves within it, and navigate through it. 

This is required by Guideline 2.4, Level 2, SC 2.4:
The destination of each programmatic reference to another delivery unit is
identified through words or phrases that either occur in text or can be
programmatically determined.
 
> It would also be good to have a guideline or some examples for how 
> alt-texts should be written. 

The informative links among the Guideline 1.1, Level 1 success criteria
provide guidance on text alternatives.

Thank you for your patience while the WCAG WG responds to the variety of
comments we received on this last Working Draft.

Best,
Loretta
Received on Friday, 26 August 2005 00:21:29 UTC

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