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

From: Devarshi Pant <devarshipant@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 14:17:57 -0400
Message-ID: <CAJGQbjvt+KRj9Rzxr9scnC3Lvo=wSP4rt+D0J3uEeO1cQovFiQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Cc: "public-comments-wcag20@w3.org" <public-comments-wcag20@w3.org>
Thanks for the feedback, Lorreta. The Editor's version looks much better
than the current version.

Thanks,
Devarshi Pant


On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 1:15 PM, Loretta Guarino Reid <
lorettaguarino@google.com> wrote:

>  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 is rampant in
>> this section) to 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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