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2 proposals for WCAG 2.0 Intent for 1.3.1 Info and Relationships

From: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 20:50:29 -0500
To: public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org
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Too late to survey this and we're are talking about very minor changes to
what WCAG approved. We have two proposals that we will discuss tomorrow.
I'm happy with Pierce's edit but there was one vote in favor of mine. I
picked up Gregg's grammatical fix in both.

Proposal #1 from Andi:

Sighted users perceive structure AND RELATIONSHIPS through various visual
cues — headings are often in a larger, bold font separated from paragraphs
by blank lines; list items are preceded by a bullet and perhaps indented;
paragraphs are separated by a blank line; form fields may be positioned as
groups that share text labels; a different background color may be used to
indicate that several items are related to each other; words that have
special status are indicated by changing the font family and /or bolding,
italicizing, or underlining them; ITEMS THAT SHARE A COMMON CHARACTERISTIC
ARE ORGANIZED INTO A TABLE WHERE THE RELATIONSHIP OF CELLS SHARING THE SAME
ROW OR COLUMN AND THE RELATIONSHIP OF EACH CELL TO ITS ROW AND/OR COLUMN
HEADER ARE NECESSARY FOR UNDERSTANDING; and so on. Having THESE structures
and relationships programmatically determined or available in text ensures
that information important for comprehension will be perceivable by all.

Proposal #2 from Pierce:

Sighted users perceive structure AND RELATIONSHIPS through various visual
cues — headings are often in a larger, bold font separated from paragraphs
by blank lines; list items are preceded by a bullet and perhaps indented;
paragraphs are separated by a blank line; form fields may be positioned as
groups that share text labels; a different background color may be used to
indicate that several items are related to each other; words that have
special status are indicated by changing the font family and /or bolding,
italicizing, or underlining them; TABLES ORGANIZE ITEMS WITH ROWS AND
COLUMNS WHERE THE RELATIONSHIP OF CELLS SHARING THE SAME ROW OR COLUMN AND
THE RELATIONSHIP OF EACH CELL TO ITS ROW AND/OR COLUMN HEADER ARE NECESSARY
FOR COMPREHENSION; and so on. Having THESE structures and relationships
programmatically determined or available in text ensures that information
important for comprehension will be perceivable by all.

Andi
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