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Tool Accessibility

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 21:55:04 -0500 (EST)
To: WAI AU Guidelines <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9901302147130.26535-100000@tux.w3.org>
In a quick skim of the current document it seems that section 4 is a bit
thin, and that the important points of the User Agent Guidelines are
'hidden' in introductory text, rather than Guidelines.

I therefore propose that we add guidelines dealing with features which
make a tool accessible:

Ensure the configurability of the tool (part of this is covered in 4.1
and 4.2, but I feel that the principle should have a guideline status)

Provide interfaces for Assistive Technology. This mirrors the discussion
in the User Agent group. Currently the suggestion they are working on is a
requirement to implement the Document Object Model and provide an
interface to it, but I hope they will come to some agreement which we can
more-or-less adopt.



--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
phone: +1 617 258 0992   http://purl.oclc.org/net/charles
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