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Re: Special Web Page Proposal for W3C site - discussing proper use of WCAG Techniques

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 12:05:23 -0500
Message-Id: <E1U6OkH-0004CC-4a@lisa.w3.org>
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>,WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Cc: Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>

[Adding Shawn Henry, EOWG Chair, in copy]

Interesting approach. There does seem to be a need for clearer 
(and/or more prominent) guidance on when to, and when not to, rely on 
the various different categories of WCAG2 Techniques.

But we don't want to inadvertently introduce any other confusion in 
this area. I believe that the Education and Outreach Working Group 
has already been looking at this question somewhat and I recommend 
that any updated messaging in this area be explored jointly with them.


- Judy

At 05:56 PM 2/14/2013 -0600, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:

>We have for some time had a problem with people misunderstanding 
>WCAG 2.0 Techniques and Failures.  Many have thought that the 
>Techniques were required in order to conform to WCAG 2.0.    We have 
>done a number of things to address this -  but not always with success.
>A suggestion was made that we create a single page with a simple 
>message that could be pointed to by people wishing to make proper 
>use of the Techniques clear.   It was pointed out that such a page 
>would be useful to many stakeholders and organizations, including 
>the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Taskforce.
>Such a page is posted for comments and suggestions 
>at  <http://tinyurl.com/WCAGTechNote>http://tinyurl.com/WCAGTechNote
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