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Updated Introduction

From: Andi Snow-Weaver <andisnow@us.ibm.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 05:47:06 -0500
To: public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org
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The Introduction [1] has now been updated to reflect changes discussed in
yesterday's meeting and followup discussions yesterday to address ACTION-42
[2].

In addition to some minor changes here and there, we have added a new
paragraph #5 which takes some information that was previously in paragraph
#6 and further expands it.

Previous paragraph #6:

   This document does not seek to determine what WCAG 2.0 provisions should
   or should not apply to non-Web ICT, nor to address potential gaps in
   provisions that potentially should apply to non-Web ICT. It does not
   propose changes to WCAG 2.0 nor its supporting techniques or
   interpretations for implementing WCAG 2.0 in Web technologies.
   [subsequent text that was not changed]

New paragraph #5:

   While WCAG 2.0 was designed to be technology-neutral, it does for
   example assume the presence of a user agent. The application of WCAG 2.0
   in non-Web ICT contexts therefore requires some interpretation in order
   to remain consistent with the intent of each WCAG 2.0 Success Criterion
   and the different context of use. This document does not address gaps in
   requirements that could potentially materialize when WCAG 2.0 is used
   with non-Web ICT; it is therefore important to note that WCAG 2.0 may
   not be sufficient by itself to ensure accessibility in non-Web ICT.
   Also, this document does not provide supporting techniques for
   implementing WCAG 2.0 in non-Web ICT.

New paragraph #7:

   This document does not seek to determine what WCAG 2.0 provisions should
   or should not apply to non-Web ICT. Nor does it propose changes to WCAG
   2.0 or its supporting techniques or interpretations for implementing
   WCAG 2.0 in Web technologies.

Unfortunately, there is no time for us to do another survey and round of
discussions. In order to meet our deadline of publishing next week, we have
to send this to WCAG for approval at their meeting tomorrow. We believe
these edits are true to the spirit of what we were discussing in
yesterday's meeting. If you have significant comments on these changes,
however, you can send them to me or put them on the WCAG meeting
preparation survey yourself [3].

[1]
https://sites.google.com/site/wcag2ict/home/introduction-to-wcag2ict-application-note?pli=1
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG2ICT-TF/track/actions/42
[3] https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/35422/wCAG2ICT-7/

Andi
Received on Wednesday, 18 July 2012 10:47:45 GMT

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