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AUWG Checkpoint Review - B.3.1

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2006 11:14:00 -0400
Message-ID: <44899038.6060606@utoronto.ca>
To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org

Checklist text: OK

B.3.1 Ensure that the most accessible option for an authoring task is
given priority. [Priority 2]


Rationale: OK

Authors are most likely to use the first and easiest option for a given
authoring task.

Success Criteria:

SC1: When the author has more than one authoring option for a given task
(e.g. changing the color of text can be changed with presentation markup
or style sheets) then any options that conform to WCAG must have equal
or higher prominence than any options that do not.

SC2: Any choices of content types or authoring practices presented to 
the author (e.g., in menus, toolbars or dialogs) that will lead to the 
creation of content that does not conforms to WCAG must be marked or 
labeled so that the author is aware of the consequences prior to making 
the choice.


PROPOSED CHANGES:

Change: "Accessible Authoring Practice" TO "Accessible Authoring Action" 
and reword. Also introduce "Inaccessible Authoring Action":

Accessible Authoring Action
An accessible authoring action is any authoring action (e.g. inserting 
an element, setting an attribute value, etc.) performed by either the 
author or the authoring tool that either corrects an existing 
*accessibility problem* or does not cause an *accessibility problem* to 
be introduced.

Inaccessible Authoring Action
An inaccessible authoring action is any authoring action (e.g. inserting 
an element, setting an attribute value, etc.) performed by either the 
author or the authoring tool that causes an *accessibility problem* to 
be introduced.


Reorganize the success criteria:

SC1: If a given task can be accomplished by both an "inaccessible 
authoring action" and an "accessible authoring action" (e.g. text color 
can be set using presentation markup or style sheets) and the authoring 
tool offers the *inaccessible authoring action* as an option, then the 
tool must meet both of the following:

- also provide the *accessible authoring action* as an option with equal 
or higher user interface *prominence*.
- provide an option to notify the author of the consequences of choosing 
the *inaccessible authoring action*, prior to finalization of the choice.

SC2: If the authoring tool offers a content type as an option, for which
a published *content type-specific WCAG benchmark* does not exist, then 
the tool must provide an option to notify the author of the 
consequences, prior to finalization of the choice.



Cheers,
Jan
Received on Friday, 9 June 2006 15:15:12 GMT

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