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ATAG Comments

From: McMeekin, Ann <ann.mcmeekin@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 21:35:14 -0000
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I had hoped to get my action item done earlier than this, but unfortunately I didn't have the time I had hoped to be able to spend on looking over the guidelines in detail.

Here's what I've come up with so far, some of which might be down to my "newbie" status.

1. In A.3.6.3 it says: Options Wizard (user interface "chrome"): Authors are provided with an accessibility option-setting "wizard" to configure options related to Part A.

At the risk of missing something obvious, it wasn't clear to me which Part A it was referring to.

2. In the success criteria for Guideline B.1.3 Ensure automatically generated content is accessible.

Note: This guidelines does not apply when authors have specifically allowed the introduction of accessibility problem(s) (e.g., by setting less strict preferences).

Does this apply to all levels, or just Triple-A?

It seems almost like a get out of jail free card saying that the tool doesn't have to conform if the user chooses to ignore it. It seems to me that the tool should conform anyway, regardless of whether the user overrides it or introduces errors to the end code after the fact. If the point of the guideline is to ensure that automatically generated content is accessible, should the user be allowed to choose a less strict mode that would result in inaccessible content being generated?

3. In Guideline B.3.1 Ensure accessible authoring actions are given prominence it seems slightly odd that Higher Prominence for actions is a Triple-A SC rather than Double-A - was there a particular reason that this wasn't made Double-A?

Other than that, after reading the guidelines a couple of times, they seemed pretty clear, and where specific terms were used, the glossary was very useful in clarifying things that I didn't automatically figure out for myself.

Ann


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