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Re: SC 1.1.1 & Conforming Alternate Version

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 14:38:27 -0700
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To: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 2:04 AM,  <makoto.ueki@gmail.com> wrote:
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> Name: Makoto Ueki
> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
> Affiliation: Infoaxia, Inc.
> Document: UW
> Item Number: Understanding Success Criterion 1.1.1
> Part of Item: Sufficient Techniques
> Comment Type: question
> Summary of Issue: SC 1.1.1 & Conforming Alternate Version
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> - A web page uses Flash which is non-conforming.
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> - Flash is a technology that this content "uses but does not rely upon".
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> - A link to conforming alternate HTML version is provided by using "G190: Providing a link adjacent to or associated with a non-conforming object that links to a conforming alternate version" in order to meet Conformance Requirement #1.
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> - object element is used for embedding Flash.
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> In this case, do we have to provide text alternative for Flash by using "H53: Using the body of the object element"?
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> If a link to conforming alternate version is provided via an accessibility-supported mechanism, it can be sufficient as users can go to conforming alternate version by following the link.
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> Providing a descriptive label for Flash can be redundant.
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> Proposed Change:

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Response from the Working Group
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If Flash is a relied-upon technology and the content meets all of the
SC and conformance requirements, then it would not be necessary for an
author to use G190 and H53.

However, we encourage the use of a technique such as H53 to improve
the experience for users unable to access the content for any reason.

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
Received on Friday, 21 May 2010 21:38:57 UTC

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