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RE: proposed addition to intro for GL7

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 00:56:45 -0400 (EDT)
To: "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <unagi69@concentric.net>
cc: Dick Brown <dickb@microsoft.com>, janina@afb.net, Authoring Tools Guidelines List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.10.9910190055380.3698-100000@tux.w3.org>
We should take the same approach as User Agent and say "an accessible version
of dcumentation must be available", or some such. (I think htey use better
language, but it is late - I'll look into it tomorrow.

Charles

On Mon, 18 Oct 1999, Gregory J. Rosmaita wrote:

  At 05:13 PM 10/18/99 Dick Brown wrote:
  >Gregory, does your inclusion of "the documentation distributed with the
  >tool" imply that printed documentation has to be accessible?
  
  aloha, dick!
  
  mea culpa -- i should have typed "electronic documentation" -- believe you me,
  i don't expect anyone other than the vendor of a targetted user agent or an
  assistive technology to ship braille documentation by default!
  
  it does, however, need to be made clear in the techniques for ATAG that the
  term "electronic documentation" covers not only what is burned onto the
  distribution CD, but any documentation and/or support mechanisms that are
  mounted on the web -- they must be WCAG conformant...
  
  so should any auto-update or auto-installation process -- such as "connect to
  web", online update wizards, and the like...  
  
  checkpoint 7.1, after all, it has been noted on this list in the past, covers
  the accessibility of the installation process as well as the tool as a
  whole...  hmm...  we do have techniques that address the installation process,
  don't we, or have i just issued myself a new action item?
  
  gregory.
  
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