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Re: Other accessibility guidelines

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 09:41:44 +0200
Message-Id: <199905200741.JAA12086@www4.inria.fr>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
cc: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, WAI AU Guidelines <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>

This (expanding the platform guidelines in AU) doesn't make sense to me.

We're going to end up with either:
 - duplicate information in both AU and UA
 - circular dependency betwen AU and UA

What would make sense would be have the "Make the authoring tool
accessible" checkpoint moved in UA altogether, on the ground that UA
is not just browsing but also editing.


> 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
> sessions.
> 
> Charles
> 
> 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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>   
> 
> --Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
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