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WCAG2ICT comment: how can guidelines be applied to something that is not even defined

From: Olaf Drümmer <o.druemmer@callassoftware.com>
Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2012 12:58:05 +0200
Message-Id: <F80BEA50-02C7-4642-98A2-BA5A3399FDD5@callassoftware.com>
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"]

From my point of view trying to offer guidelines for something that is left undefined asks for disaster.

The document "Applying WCAG 2.0 to Non-Web Information and Communications Technologies" per its draft dated July 27, 2012, claims to offer informative guidance about how WCAG 2 guidelines and success criteria might be applied to non-web documents/content and to non-web software. Nevertheless, nowhere in the document is there any explanation as to what is meant by these two.

In essence this makes it impossible to have any serious discussion about whether the document as such or parts of thereof  make any sense.

In a nutshell:
First define the main terms/concepts for the purpose of this document - most notably non-web content/documents and non-web software –, then start discussion of guidelines, success criteria etc.


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