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Draft of updated intent for in progress HTM 1.3.1

From: Becky Gibson <Becky_Gibson@notesdev.ibm.com>
Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 16:53:18 -0500
To: public-wcag-teamc@w3.org
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I drafted an update to the last paragraph of the intent section of the in 
progress HTM 1.3.1 [1]. The addition is below and has also been entered 
directly in the wiki.  Edits are Welcome!

One method of determining whether or not information has been properly 
provided to all users is to access the information serially in different 
modalities.  If links to glossary items are implemented using anchor 
elements (editorial: or to be more generic - the proper link element for 
the technology in use) and identified using a different font face, a 
screen reader user will hear that the item is a link when the glossary 
term is encountered even though they may not receive information about the 
change in font face.  An on-line catalog may indicate prices using a 
larger font colored red.  A screen reader or person who can not perceive 
red, still has the information about the price as long as it is preceded 
by the currency symbol. 


Becky Gibson
Web Accessibility Architect
IBM Emerging Internet Technologies
5 Technology Park Drive
Westford, MA 01886
Voice: 978 399-6101; t/l 333-6101
Email: gibsonb@us.ibm.com
Received on Thursday, 14 December 2006 21:45:10 UTC

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