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Re: Social Media Buttons ( LC-2941)

From: Makoto UEKI - Infoaxia, Inc. <makoto.ueki@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2014 03:13:49 +0900
Message-ID: <CAF9hGuZaRhjnA=7W1RaW2E7ToXh9BBPNaeLirnRD+mB4BRYebQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
Thank you very much for your response.

> If the code required to include social media buttons does not enable any
> modification by the page author, perhaps because the content is injected
> dynamically much in the same way that occurs with many 3rd-party banner
> advertisements used on pages, then the statement of partial conformance may
> be applied to those areas.

Could you add this description to Understanding WCAG 2.0?
This is a point that is not clear. It is very important to share this
description as this kind of buttons are very popular and some are
inaccessible.

- Makoto

2014-08-06 1:05 GMT+09:00  <akirkpat@adobe.com>:
>  Dear makoto.ueki@gmail.com,
>
> The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
> comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the Web Content
> Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 published on 11 Dec 2008. Thank you for
> having taken the time to review the document and to send us comments!
>
> The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.
>
> Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
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>
> For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
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>
>  1. http://www.w3.org/mid/E1X53yX-00086F-3x@stuart.w3.org
>  2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/
>
>
> =====
>
> Your comment on Statement of Partial Conformance - Third Party Content:
>> Name: Makoto Ueki
>> Email: makoto.ueki@gmail.com
>> Affiliation:
>> Document: W2
>> Item Number: Statement of partial conformance - third party content
>> Part of Item:
>> Comment Type: question
>> Summary of Issue: Social Media Buttons
>> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
>> Can "Statement of Partial Conformance - Third Party Content" be applied
>> to social media buttons such as "Like!" button and "tweet" button?
>>
>> In general, scripts and HTML codes are generated and provided by the
>> social media. It is not content that is under the author's control as
>> described in "Statement of Partial Conformance - Third Party Content".
>> When putting these kind of buttons on a web page, authors can't change
>> the scripts and codes.
>>
>> For example, generated code for "Like!" button of Facebook is:
>>
>> <button type="submit">
>> <i class="pluginButtonIcon img sp_plugin-button
>> sx_plugin-button_favblue"></i>
>> </button>
>>
>> This would fail under SC 4.1.2 as the name for the button can't be
>> programmatically determined.
>>
>> There is a social media button which uses CSS background image for the
>> button and it fails under SC 1.1.1 as well. However authors can't change
>> it.
>>
>> This means any web pages which have these social media buttons can't
>> conform to Level A.
>>
>> I'm wondering if "Statement of Partial Conformance - Third Party
>> Content" can be applied to these cases.
>>
>> Proposed Change:
>> If "Statement of Partial Conformance - Third Party Content" can be
>> applied, please add the information to Understanding document.
>
>
> Working Group Resolution (LC-2941):
> If the code required to include social media buttons does not enable any
> modification by the page author, perhaps because the content is injected
> dynamically much in the same way that occurs with many 3rd-party banner
> advertisements used on pages, then the statement of partial conformance may
> be applied to those areas.
>
> It is also important to note that a page with a statement of partial
> conformance for such a button does not conform to WCAG 2.0 Level A as a
> result, and the statement of partial conformance helps to clarify this.
> Please see the Understanding document on Statements of Partial Conformance
> for more information
> (http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-WCAG20-20081211/#conformance-partial).
>
> However, not all social media buttons are created in the same ways, so  it
> is impossible to say that all social media buttons will have this problem,
> and it is important for authors to evaluate the accessibility of the button
> options available and do their best to find options that will result in
> accessible experiences for users.
>
> ----
>
>



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