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RE: 2 proposals for WCAG 2.0 Intent for 1.3.1 Info and Relationships

From: Hoffman, Allen <Allen.Hoffman@HQ.DHS.GOV>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:33:17 +0000
To: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>, "public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org" <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>
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I can live with either of these, not a big deal.
Thanks all again!


From: Andi Snow-Weaver [mailto:andisnow@us.ibm.com]
Sent: Monday, July 09, 2012 9:50 PM
To: public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org
Subject: 2 proposals for WCAG 2.0 Intent for 1.3.1 Info and Relationships


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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