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What does \"accessibility support\" mean?

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:44:58 +0000 (GMT)
To: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
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Name: Takayuki Watanabe, Masahiro Umegaki, Makoto Ueki
Email: nabe@lab.twcu.ac.jp
Affiliation: JIS Working Group(JSA INSTAC)
Document: UW
Item Number: Understanding Conformance
Part of Item: Intent
Comment Type: question
Summary of Issue: What does \"accessibility support\" mean?
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
In the \"Note 2\" within the section of \"Understanding Accessibility Support\", it reads \"When a Web Technology is \"accessibility supported,\" it does not imply that the entire technology must be supported. Most technologies lack support for at least one feature. When referring to \"accessibility support\" for a technology, the support for specific aspects, features, and extensions should be cited if the technology as a whole is not accessibility supported. \"

We couldn\'t understand what WCAG WG want to mean by this. It can also be read as \"if the one of the features for a technology is supported by a assistive technology, the technology can be recognized as accessibility supported\". It could lead many conformant websites to be inaccessible in the reality.

Proposed Change:
Add more understandable clarification.
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