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re: Please review the new public draft of WCAG 2.0

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 16:08:55 -0400
Message-ID: <411D1FD7.4030508@utoronto.ca>
To: "List (WAI-AUWG)" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
CC: Wendy Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>


I've taken a look through WCAG from an ATAG perspective and it looks 
very good. I really only saw a couple things to comment on:

1. Still no mention of ATAG in WCAG

Therefore I think AUWG should decide on some and propose it to the 
WCAG-GL. I'd like to kick it off with this:

Authoring Tools (New heading right after "Audience" in Introduction)

A large proportion of Web content is created using authoring tool 
software. By making authoring decisions directly or framing choices to 
the author, these tools exercise a great deal of control of the nature 
of the web content they produce. While it is recommended that all 
authors become familiar with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, 
it is understood that widespread conformance to the guidelines will 
depend on the degree to which authoring tools support and encourage 
authoring practices that result in conformant content.

Developers of authoring tools can help to make their tools more 
WCAG-aware by adhering to the requirements of the W3C-WAI Authoring Tool 
Accessibility Guidelines [ATAG], for which implementation techniques are 
also available.

User and purchasers of authoring tools are encouraged to make 
conformance to W3C-WAI Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines [ATAG] a 
factor when selecting tools.

2. The second issue is the definition of "extreme changes in context". 
This isn't very clear.


If anyone else has spotted something, please send it to the list so we 
can send the comments on to the WCAG-GL.



Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Specialist
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC), University of Toronto

   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
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