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Accessibility of Authoring Tools themselves

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 15:49:13 -0500 (EST)
To: WAI AU Guidelines <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.04.9902041535300.21833-100000@tux.w3.org>
I suggest that we:

reduce the priority of chekcpoint 4.1.1 'Provide multiple views' to 2 or 3
- it is not, in itself, critical for accessibility.

Add a guidelines 4.3 (when the old 4.3 is merged into 4.2 - see last
teleconference / changes list) as follows

 Provide an interoperable interface to the Document Object.

This is important in enabling different devices to provide optimal

Provide device-independent access to all functions of the Authoring tool
[Priority 1]

in most cases this can be accomplished by providing keyboard access, since
on most platforms other devices can mimic the keyboard.

--Charles McCathieNevile            mailto:charles@w3.org
phone: +1 617 258 0992   http://purl.oclc.org/net/charles
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative    http://www.w3.org/WAI
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