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Re: How to Meet WCAG 2.0: Sufficient Techniques for 1.1.1 – Non-text Content

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:15:16 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHu5OWbQFWHZrW6wvSqZTs9vztgWsuTZmvePGbCA+ub2oo3Enw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Cc: "public-comments-wcag20@w3.org" <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>
Devarshi,

The changes are currently only in the Editor's Working Draft of the
document. We expect to be releasing this new version for public review
shortly. You can get an early look at the reorganization at
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/text-equiv-all.html

Loretta


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 9:46 AM, Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>wrote:

> Loretta and Editors,
>
> I am sorry, but I find the use of the phrase "listed below" and the link
> text that precedes it difficult to follow, and seemingly incorrect to
> convey meaning. Could you please tell me how the use of "listed below" in
> the following sentence can help a reader (note that it's use if rampant in
> this section) understand 'Situation A':
>
> ///
>
> Situation A: If a short description can serve the same purpose and present
> the same information as the non-text content:
>
>    1.
>
>    G94: Providing short text alternative for non-text content that serves
>    the same purpose and presents the same information as the non-text content<http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20120103/G94>using a
>    *short* text alternative technique listed below
>
> ///
>
> Thanks,
> Devarshi Pant
>
>
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:28 PM, Loretta Guarino Reid <
> lorettaguarino@google.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>   On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Name: Devarshi Pant
>>>
>>> Email: *devarshipant@gmail.com*
>>>
>>> Affiliation:
>>>
>>> Document: TD
>>>
>>> Item Number: Quick Reference: Sufficient Techniques for 1.1.1 – Non-text
>>> Content
>>>
>>> Part of Item: Description
>>>
>>> Comment Type: Technical
>>>
>>> Summary of Issue: The phrase ‘listed below’ at the end of the sentence
>>> can be misleading. Refer
>>> http://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG20/quickref/#text-equiv. The reference made
>>> at the end of item #1 (under situations A, B, and C) reads “listed below,”
>>> which leads a reader to believe that the forthcoming text is somehow tied.
>>> Another issue is that a sentence contains a link and also a statement that
>>> tells a reader to look below. For example, #1 under situation A reads, “G94:
>>> Providing short text alternative for non-text content that serves the same
>>> purpose and presents the same information as the non-text content<http://www.w3.org/TR/2012/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20120103/G94>using a
>>> *short* text alternative technique listed below.” Below means situation
>>> B: This is incorrect under that context.
>>>
>>> Proposed Change:
>>>
>>> Revise the wording from the #1 item from situations, A, B, and C.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Devarshi Pant
>>>
>> ================================
>>   Response from the Working Group
>> ================================
>> The Sufficient Techniques section of Understanding SC 1.1.1 is extremely
>> complicated and hard to follow. We have revised it to make it easier to
>> understand.
>>
>>
>> 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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