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Re: Checkpoint 6.1 Re: checkpoints 6.1,6.2,6.3

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 09:56:48 -0400
Message-ID: <3B14FC20.E1B24F7C@utoronto.ca>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
CC: WAI AU Guidelines <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>

Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> On Mon, 28 May 2001, Jan Richards wrote:
>   6.1 Document all features that promote the production of accessible
>   content. [Priority 1]
> Proposed:
>   This checkpoint promotes the production of accessible content by helping
>   authors learn how to use the accessibility related features of the tool.
>   At minimum, the tool should include documentation explaining the purpose
>   and use each of these features. More advanced implementations might
>   provide context-senstive links to this content from within the authoring
>   tool user interface.
> Issue - note that this is pretty close to what is required as the minimum for
> 4.2 (except there is the priority difference)

They are close, but not that close. The 6.1 minimum addresses
documentation of the features of a tool that benefit accessibility,
whereas the 4.2 minimum is about explaining the accessibility errors
found by the checker and then explaining how to fix them (which may or
may not involve using special accessibility features of the tool).

Example: An image input dialog has an "alt" field.

6.1 documentation might say=> The image dialog has an "alt" field for
the required alt text.

4.2 documentation might say=> Missing alt text: Open the image dialog
and write a short description of the image in the "alt" field. If the
image is serving as a bullet then use the word "bullet", .... etc.



Jan Richards
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
University of Toronto

Tel: (416) 946-7060  Fax: (416) 971-2896

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