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Your comments on WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft of December, 2007

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 17:21:27 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0803101721h736906dfy2670a7bd1843b957@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Sofia Celic" <SofiaCelic@gmail.com>
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Dear Sofia Celic,

Thank you for your comments on the 11 Dec 2007 Last Call Working Draft
of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20071211). The WCAG Working Group
has reviewed all comments received on the December draft. Before we
proceed to implementation, we would like to know whether we have
understood your comments correctly and whether you are satisfied with
our resolutions.

Please review our resolutions for the following comments, and reply to
us by 31 March 2008 at public-comments-wcag20@w3.org to say whether
you accept them or to discuss additional concerns you have with our
response. Note that this list is publicly archived.

Please see below for the text of comments that you submitted and our
resolutions to your comments. Each comment includes a link to the
archived copy of your original comment on
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/, and may
also include links to the relevant changes in the WCAG 2.0 Editor's
Draft of 10 March 2008 at
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20080310/.

Note that if you still strongly disagree with our resolution on an issue,
you have the opportunity to file a formal objection (according to
3.3.2 of the W3C Process, at
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during the candidate recommendation transition meeting with the W3C
Director, unless we can come to agreement with you on a resolution in
advance of the meeting.

Thank you for your time reviewing and sending comments. Though we
cannot always do exactly what each commenter requests, all of the
comments are valuable to the development of WCAG 2.0.


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

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Comment 1: Add image map example
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2008Feb/0028.html
(Issue ID: 2480)
Status: VERIFIED / ACCEPTED
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Original Comment:
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Please add an example of an image that is used as an image map. This
should describe the informative text alternative required for this
image purpose.

For example, technique H24 has an alt attribute value of "Areas in the
library". This could be a photo of areas in the library. The text
alternative needs to indicate the fact that the image is an
interactive map. (I will submit this example as a comment for the
technique too.)


Proposed Change:
Add an image map example.

Possible example:

"An image map:

An image of a building floor plan is interactive, allowing the user to
select a particular room and navigate to a page containing information
about that room. The short text alternative describes the image and
its interactive purpose: 'Building floor plan. Select a room for more
information.'"


Also - add "image maps" to the Addition Information section; paragraph
starting with "For non-text content that is a control or accepts user
input , such as images used as submit buttons [,image maps] or complex
animations,..."

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Response from Working Group:
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We have included the example and image map text as proposed.

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Comment 2: H24: Image map text alternative
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2008Feb/0029.html
(Issue ID: 2481)
Status: VERIFIED / ACCEPTED
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Original Comment:
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This technique has an example of an image with alt attribute value of
"Areas in the library". This could be a photo of areas in the library.
The text alternative needs to indicate the interactive purpose of the
image too (ie, the fact that the image is an interactive map).

Proposed Change:
Change the 'alt' attribute value to "Areas in the library. Select an
area for more information on that area."

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Response from Working Group:
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We have added the proposed example.

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Comment 3: H37: Add image map example
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2008Feb/0030.html
(Issue ID: 2482)
Status: VERIFIED / ACCEPTED
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Original Comment:
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Please include a specific image map example in this technique.

This is required to show the need to clearly indicate the image is an
image map in the image's text alternative.

Proposed Change:
Add an example such as:

An image on a website depicts the floor plan of a building. The image
is an image map with each room an interactive map area. The alt text
is "The building's floor plan. Select a room for more information
about the purpose or content of the room." The instruction to "select
a room" indicates that the image is interactive.

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Response from Working Group:
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We have added the proposed example.

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Comment 4: G94: add image map example
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2008Feb/0031.html
(Issue ID: 2483)
Status: VERIFIED / ACCEPTED
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Original Comment:
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Please add an image map example to the list of examples.

Proposed Change:
Perhaps: "An image of a series of books on a shelf contains
interactive areas that provide the navigation means to a web page
about the particular book. The text alternative 'The books available
to buy in this section. Select a book for more details about that
book.' describes the picture and the interactive nature."

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Response from Working Group:
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We have added the proposed example.

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Comment 5: clarify keyboard shortcut
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2008Feb/0032.html
(Issue ID: 2484)
Status: VERIFIED / ACCEPTED
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Original Comment:
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The advisory technique "Providing keyboard access to important links
and form controls" needs further clarity that it is refering to
shortcuts.

Proposed Change:
Include "shortcuts"

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Response from Working Group:
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The title was changed to:

"Providing keyboard shortcuts to important links and form controls"
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