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Re: ATAG 2.0 Comments

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 16:44:05 -0500
Message-ID: <45ABF5A5.3010309@utoronto.ca>
To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
Attached is the comment table up to and including Greg's comments. I'll 
see if anything comes in tomorrow then put it on the AU home page.

Cheers,
Jan




Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> To follow up on previous Trace comment #7
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> 7.) definition of "available programmatically" - This seems only to say 
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> If a company creates a new technology (and an author tool for it), should the technology be considered accessible if the author tool exposes information in a way that is not compatible with any existing AT?    What is the good?     It is not directly accessible and it is not compatible with any AT.   It could SOMEDAY be accessible – but not today.   And it may never be.    Should we say that that is better than closed with no possibility of access?  Probably.  But shouldn’t it be different than technologies that can actually be used by people with disabilities?   Current draft does not seem to do this. 
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Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Specialist
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information Studies
University of Toronto

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