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Draft text for proposed new checkpoint

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 09:40:40 -0400
Message-ID: <433D4058.9000408@utoronto.ca>
To: "List (WAI-AUWG)" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>

At the F2F Jutta suggested that a checkpoint based on WCAG's "Guideline 
1.3 Ensure that information, functionality, and structure can be 
separated from presentation." be added to Part A of ATAG.

Here is some proposed wording for discussion on Monday's call.

Cheers,
Jan

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ATAG Checkpoint A.1.?: Ensure that information, functionality, and
structure can be separated from presentation.

Rationale: Separating content and structure from presentation allows
user interfaces of authoring tools to be presented differently to meet
the needs and constraints of different authors without losing any of the
information or structure. For example, information can be presented via
speech or braille (text) that was originally intended to be presented
visually.

Success Criteria:

- If information is conveyed by variations in the presentation of text
(e.g. by the spatial location of text), then the information must also
either be conveyed in text or be made available programmatically.

- If information is conveyed by color, then the information must also be:
+ be conveyed in text or be made available programmatically, and
+ conveyed in a way that is visually evident when color is not available
(e.g. by shape)

- If content is structured (e.g. form controls grouped), then that
structure must be made available programmatically.

- If the sequence of content affects its meaning, then the sequencing
information must be made available programmatically.

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