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Re: Important: ATAG and alternatives to text

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 18:54:39 -0500
Message-ID: <1100908479.419e87bfd1ff2@webmail.utoronto.ca>
To: Jutta Treviranus <jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca>
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org

The only place I see this being a problem is the 3.5 success criteria (The 
authoring tool must always keep a record of alternative equivalents that the 
author inserts for particular non-text objects in a way that allows the text 
equivalent to be offered back to the author for modification and re-use if the 
same non-text object is reused.)

I don't think we can ask developers to ALWAYS keep track of non-text equivs of 
text -even if it is a P3 checkpoint.


Quoting Jutta Treviranus <jutta.treviranus@utoronto.ca>:

> Looking at our guidelines through a learning disability "lens" all 
> the guidelines are broad enough to accommodate things like 
> alternatives to text except for  3.4 and 3.5 in which we assume that 
> there would only be equivalents to non-text objects.
> Should we drop the reference to "non-text" objects and make it more 
> general so that we can accommodate the development of technologies 
> that support the creation of alternatives to text for people with 
> dyslexia or other text processing difficulties?
> Jutta
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