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RE: Draft of guide doc for GL 2.5 L2 SC 1 (UPDATED) - Intent section

From: Sofia Celic <sofia.celic@nils.org.au>
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 12:46:06 +1000
To: "WCAG WG Team C" <public-wcag-teamc@w3.org>
Message-ID: <LJEEKBBBNGHHOJHGKNLFIEHFDLAA.sofia.celic@nils.org.au>

Hi,

Re: Draft of guide doc for GL 2.5 L2 SC 1 (If an input error is detected,
the error is identified and provided to the user in text.)
 - Intent section

I think the Intent section needs to cover how the provision of error
information differs from other information. For example, it isn't sufficient
to indicate errors with colour and increased font-weight at the relevant
form element. These are not enough for some users to understand that an
error has occurred, where it occurred and what they need to do about it.

Suggestion for Intent section content:
[start suggestion]
The intent of this success criterion is to ensure notification of input
errors, and other related information, is specifically provided in text
format. In the case of an unsucessful form submission, simply presenting the
form again with the problem areas highlighted (in red and bold for example)
will be insufficient for some user groups to perceive that information about
an error is being conveyed.
[end suggestion]

The 'benefits' section would then describe an example of a user group to
which this would apply (such as a screen reader user).

Sofia
Received on Thursday, 22 September 2005 02:46:35 GMT

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