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Comment LC-1071

From: Gian Sampson-Wild <gian@tkh.com.au>
Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2007 00:42:25 +1000
To: "'Loretta Guarino Reid'" <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: <public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org>
Message-ID: <005101c7bfdb$e1d53d60$b300a8c0@tkhcomputer>

Comment 48:

Source: http://www.w3.org/mid/001f01c695f9$31b504e0$9288b23a@tkhcomputer
(Issue ID: LC-1071)

Properly positioned labels: 10.2 no longer maps to any particular SC.
Although this checkpoint was included in WCAG1 to assist people who use
screen readers, prior to the uptake of explicit labelling, this is still a
very important SC for people who use magnifiers and people with cognitive
disabilities.

Proposed Change:

Create a new SC the equivalent of 10.2 (I am happy to write this)

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Response from Working Group:
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Assistive technology has advanced since the WCAG 1.0 guidelines were
released. As long as the label is explicitly associated with a field,
assistive technologies can present the information to the user in an
understandable manner. However, since visual positioning can be important,
especially for pages translated into other languages, we have added an
advisory technique to Success Criterion 1.3.1 and Guideline 3.2 titled
"Positioning labels to maximize predictability of relationships."

Note: The mapping has been removed from the WCAG document itself. The
working group will work in coordination with the EOWG WCAG 2.0 Materials
Support Task Force in the creation of transition materials and will consider
these comments when the mapping is updated.
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Response from GSW:
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I believe this needs to be a mandatory technique - not advisory. It is
imperative for people with cognitive disabilities and those using magnifiers
Received on Friday, 6 July 2007 14:42:43 UTC

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