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Re: Accessibility Advice on HTML 5 Design Principles

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 12:34:56 -0400 (EDT)
Message-ID: <7917220.1184258096707.JavaMail.root@elwamui-karabash.atl.sa.earthlink.net>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, wai-xtech@w3.org, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org
Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>

To 2. Navigation and Orientation support, examples include:
I would like to see added a few other elements that have semantic meaning that can be utilized as UAs (including AT) could provide support for.

* (Semantic) Section Groupings (almost Daisy-like, but to include broader catagories like query-results blocks, div-columns and div-rows)
* Widgets (clocks, counters, weather forecasts, calculators etc)

I will think of more...........

Katie

-----Original Message-----
>From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
>Sent: Jul 12, 2007 10:25 AM
>To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>, wai-xtech@w3.org, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org
>Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, HTML Working Group <public-html@w3.org>
>Subject: Re: Accessibility Advice on HTML 5 Design  Principles
>
>
>Laura,
>
>Under the universal access here are some important concepts to highlight:
>
>1. Markup to define equivalent relationships, examples include:
>* Short and long descriptions for images and other non-text content with text content
>* Captions for video and audio tracks
>
>2. Navigation and Orientation support, examples include:
>* Headings (currently H1-H6)
>* Labels for form controls 
>* Navigation bars
>* Pull down menus
>
>
>
>
>
>
>---- Original message ----
>>Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 08:25:48 -0500
>>From: "Laura Carlson" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>  
>>Subject: Accessibility Advice on HTML 5 Design Principles  
>>To: wai-xtech@w3.org, "Judy Brewer" <jbrewer@w3.org>, alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org
>>Cc: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "Michael Cooper" <cooper@w3.org>, "HTML Working Group" <public-html@w3.org>
>>
>>
>>Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
>>
>>> where potential impact on accessibility has been
>>> identified by a group  member, further advice should probably be
>>> sought from WAI and the PFWG, as per charter (see email below from
>>> Judy Brewer).
>>
>>The HTML 5 working group will soon be discussing HTML 5 Design
>>Principles. [1] Principles will hopefully be the group's next or one
>>of its next publication(s).[2][3]
>>
>>Guidance from WAI and the PFWG on the proposed HTML 5 Design
>>Principles would be appreciated with regard to accessibility impact.
>>
>>[1] http://dev.w3.org/cvsweb/~checkout~/html5/html-design-principles/Overview.html
>>[2] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2007Jul/0363.html
>>[3] http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/trdiff/results
>>
>>Thank you,
>>Laura
>>
>>> -------- Original Message --------
>>> Subject: Re: WAI mandate to work with other WGs?
>>> Date: Thu, 24 May 2007 00:49:53 -0400
>>> From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
>>> To: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
>>> CC: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>,	Al Gilman
>>> <alfred.s.gilman@ieee.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
>>>
>>> Patrick,
>>>
>>> Here is additional information on your question about what role WAI
>>> has in working with other W3C Working Groups to ensure the
>>> accessibility of W3C specifications currently under development.
>>>
>>> WAI's Protocols and Formats Working Group (PFWG) has, as part of its
>>> mission, reviewing specifications under development in other W3C
>>> Working Groups in to ensure consideration of accessibility-related
>>> needs. PFWG's home page is at
>>>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/
>>> Its charter, describing its scope of work is available
>>>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/charter200612
>>> and there is a page describing participation
>>>          http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/participation.html
>>>
>>> For the purpose you describe, participation on the wai-xtech list
>>> (see the PFWG participation page above) would be a good place to
>>> discuss accessibility issues that you are tracking in the HTML
>>> Working Group. Because of the volume of work that PFWG needs to
>>> monitor, it is helpful to have people on wai-xtech monitoring the
>>> HTML WG traffic, and catching issues that need discussion.
>>>
>>> In addition, the HTML WG has requirements in their charter to work
>>> with WAI, and
>>> PFWG in particular:
>>>          http://www.w3.org/2007/03/HTML-WG-charter.html#coordination
>>>
>>> I've copying Al Gilman, Chair of PFWG; and Michael Cooper, Staff
>>> Contact for PFWG; so that you can also be in touch with them as
>>> needed.
>>>
>>> Regards,
>>>
>>> - Judy
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Patrick H. Lauke
>>
>>----
>>Laura L. Carlson
>>http://www.d.umn.edu/goto/webdesign/
>>
>Jon Gunderson, Ph.D.
>Director of IT Accessibility Services (CITES)
>and 
>Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology (DRES)
>
>WWW: http://www.cita.uiuc.edu/
>WWW: https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/jongund/www/
>
>
>


* katie *

Katie Haritos-Shea 
Section 508 Technical Policy Analyst

703-371-5545

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