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WCAG2ICT comment: what does WCAG2ICT offer that ISO 9241-171 (and other standards) fails to offer?

From: Olaf Drümmer <o.druemmer@callassoftware.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:57:53 +0200
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Cc: Olaf Drümmer <o.druemmer@callassoftware.com>
To: public-wcag2ict-comments@w3.org
[This email has been submitted as a comment on the July 27, 2012 draft of "Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies"]



The ISO standard "ISO 9241-171:2008 - Ergonomics of human-system interaction -- Part 171: Guidance on software accessibility" covers 'accessible software' quite nicely - what does WCAG2ICT have to offer on top of it? 


Along the same lines, the following ISO standards have to be taken into account of WCAG2ICT is serious about its job, and it should be proven, what WCAG2ICT adds that these don't offer yet:

- ISO/IEC TR 29138-1:2009, Information technology -- Accessibility considerations for people with disabilities -- Part 1: User needs summary
- ISO/IEC TR 29138-2:2009, Information technology -- Accessibility considerations for people with disabilities -- Part 2: Standards inventory
- ISO/IEC TR 29138-3:2009, Information technology -- Accessibility considerations for people with disabilities -- Part 3: Guidance on user needs mapping

- ISO/IEC 24786:2009, Information technology -- User interfaces -- Accessible user interface for accessibility settings

- ISO/IEC 13066-1:2011, Information technology -- Interoperability with assistive technology (AT) -- Part 1: Requirements and recommendations for interoperability

- ISO/IEC 24751-1:2008, Information technology -- Individualized adaptability and accessibility in e-learning, education and training -- Part 1: Framework and reference model
- ISO/IEC 24751-2:2008, Information technology -- Individualized adaptability and accessibility in e-learning, education and training -- Part 2: "Access for all" personal needs and preferences for digital delivery
- ISO/IEC 24751-3:2008, Information technology -- Individualized adaptability and accessibility in e-learning, education and training -- Part 3: "Access for all" digital resource description

- ISO/IEC 24756:2009, Information technology -- Framework for specifying a common access profile (CAP) of needs and capabilities of users, systems, and their environments

- and, even though it's hardware centric: ISO/IEC 29136:2012, Information technology -- User interfaces -- Accessibility of personal computer hardware


In a nutshell:
Either make clear what WCAG2ICT has to offer on top of ISO 9241-171 and other ICT related accessibility standards (and if it does offer anything, elaborate on where it overlaps and where it doesn't), or abandon the idea of finalizing and publishing WCAG2ICT as far as  software is concerned.

Olaf



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