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Re: Overlapping success criteria in ATAG

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 03 Oct 2005 15:46:56 -0400
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I'd prefer not to do this because 2.1 (Ensure that all functionality is 
operable via a keyboard or a keyboard interface.) is currently a 
Priority 1 that basically says: thou shalt have keyboard accessibility.

Whereas, 3.1 (Observe the accessibility conventions of the platform.) is 
currently a Priority 2 that says its important but not critical for the 
ui, including keyboard control, to follow conventions.

I suggest we remove the success criterion related to Keyboard 
accessibility configuration conventions (e.g. default bindings) from 2.1 
and keep it in 3.1 since it seems to me that while the default bindings 
are important, as long as they are documented clearly, they are not 
critical.

Cheers,
Jan



Bob Regan wrote:
> Perhaps 2.1 could be a success criteria of 3.1? 
> 
> Cheers,
> Bob
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-au-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-au-request@w3.org] On
> Behalf Of Jan Richards
> Sent: Friday, September 30, 2005 12:50 PM
> To: List (WAI-AUWG)
> Subject: Overlapping success criteria in ATAG
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> These two success criteria appear to be the same:
> 
> A.2.1 Ensure that all functionality is operable via a keyboard or a 
> keyboard interface. [Priority 1]
> 
> - Follow accessibility conventions for keyboard control.
> 
> AND
> 
> A.3.1 Observe the accessibility conventions of the platform. [Priority
> 2]
> 
> - Keyboard accessibility configuration conventions (e.g. default 
> accelerator key bindings) for the current platform (specified in the 
> conformance profile) must be followed.
> 
> 
> 
> Since the A.3.1 one is more specific maybe we should remove the A.2.1
> one?
> 
> Cheers,
> Jan
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-- 
Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Specialist
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information Studies
University of Toronto

   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
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