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Re: EOWG's replies to WCAG WG resolutions of EOWG comments on May 2007 Draft of WCAG 2.0

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:01:05 -0800
Message-ID: <824e742c0712111601q276afeeds81f3100ea2795e47@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Shawn Henry" <shawn@w3.org>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Thank you. We have added this note to "Understanding Levels of
Conformance": "It is not recommended that Level AAA conformance ever
be required for entire sites as a general policy because it is not
possible to satisfy all Level AAA success criteria for some content."

Regards,

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group

> >----------------------------------------------------------
> >Comment 14: All of Level 3 not required?
> >Source:
> >http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2007Jun/0408.html
> >(Issue ID: 2284)
> >
> >2. [referencing] If maintaining that all of Level 3 should not be
> >required, a better explanation is needed for why this is so.
> >
> >Response from Working Group:
> >
> >We recommend that Level AAA not be required for general web content.
> >It is possible for some types of Web pages and Web sites to conform to
> >all Level AAA success criteria. If the requirement were only applied
> >to such content, it would be an appropriate requirement.
> >
> >However, since it will be impossible for some types of Web pages to
> >meet this level of conformance, requiring it for general content will
> >exclude some kinds of functionality from being provided on the web.
>
> EOWG reply on Comment 14 All of Level 3 not required?:
> Thank you, the revised Appendix A provides a satisfactory explanation. <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20071102/appendixA.html>
> However, we are concerned that this is important information that people may not find, as many people likely will not read Appendix A. Consider repeating it elsewhere or putting a link to it in a place where it is likely to be see by all  -- perhaps with "Understanding Levels of Conformance" at http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20071102/conformance.html#uc-levels-head
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