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Re: How 2.4.5 Multiple Ways ought to apply to software

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2012 01:00:10 -0500
To: "Bailey, Bruce" <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Cc: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>, "public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org" <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>
Message-id: <9B76B1BA-29B0-4232-8079-8E4753E511A0@trace.wisc.edu>
Hi Bruce

Sorry  I wasn’t writing this as WCAG2ICT TF member interpreting the example but as the WCAG CoChair at the time this was written -- and one of the people who wrote it.     I thought that would be of interest. 

Also if the example isn't clear - then we (WCAG ) should rewrite it or extend the language to make it clear.   The CAPTCHA isn't what was excepted from the SC  - it was the page after the CAPTCHA.  


On Aug 10, 2012, at 9:47 AM, "Bailey, Bruce" <Bailey@Access-Board.gov> wrote:

> My understanding is we should be taking WCAG at face value.  I do not believe that this list is the correct venue for discussing If something is meant by that example other than what it plainly states.
> From: Gregg Vanderheiden [mailto:gv@trace.wisc.edu] 
> Sent: Friday, August 10, 2012 9:30 AM
> To: Michael Pluke
> Cc: Bailey, Bruce; Andi Snow-Weaver; public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org
> Subject: Re: How 2.4.5 Multiple Ways ought to apply to software
> that example was added to say
> "If the only way to get to some page is to go first through a CAPTCHA page -- then you do not have to have a second way to get to that page (besides the captcha page) because doing a CAPTCHA first is part of the process. "
> [snip]
> From: Bailey, Bruce [mailto:Bailey@Access-Board.gov] 
> Sent: 10 August 2012 12:56
> To: Andi Snow-Weaver; public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org
> Subject: How 2.4.5 Multiple Ways ought to apply to software
> For Tuesday, might we survey if task force members believe that most (all?) software falls into the “except where the [X] is the result of, or a step in, a process” half of 2.4.5?
> I submit that WCAG has a pretty broad definition of “process”.  Please see Example 2:  “An account registration page requires successful completion of a Turing test before the registration form can be accessed.”
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#processdef

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