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Re: Other accessibility guidelines

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 14:25:57 -0400 (EDT)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: WAI AU Guidelines <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9905191421530.13405-100000@tux.w3.org>
No. It was discussed at the meeting on Sunday morning and decided that we
would include a single guideline on making the tool accessible, and that the
techniques for that guideline/checkpoints would aim to provide a complete
checklist of user interface accessibility requirements.

This makes good sense to me - it is better than finding that developers on
some platform have been referred to guidelines which miss something
important, although they are in a set of guidelines which are in other
guidelines for different platforms or systems.

details from the minutes, which will be linked from the group home page
shortly, and are at http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/f2f-toronto1 for Sunday's


On Wed, 19 May 1999, Ian Jacobs wrote:

  Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
  > I will follow this with text dumps of Microsoft and IBM guidelines for
  > application accessibility, so people can read them and be prepared when the
  > people looking at these come to the meeting next week to talk about them.
  > If people want more I will send URIs to the list.
  Should this be part of the User Agent Guidelines (instead)?
   - Ian
  P.S. Haven't yet cross-posted...
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