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Proposal for Mashups Success Criterion

From: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 21:16:55 -0400
Message-ID: <4A36F287.5070102@w3.org>
To: AUWG <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Original Comment

(IBM) This section should also allow for the selection of equivalent 
alternatives that are accessible. Take a Mashup authoring tool. A chart 
may be inaccessible but a table equivalent may be acceptable. You might 
even take into account user preferences.

This could go into B.1.1 if we decide to keep it.
Guideline B.1.1 Support Web content technologies that enable the 
creation of content that is accessible.

Rationale: Choosing Web content technologies which support the 
possibility of accessible Web content is a critical first step.

B.1.1.3 Conforming Alternate Technology:  If a Web content technology 
does not create accessible Web content (e.g. a bar chart created in a 
PNG image file), then an conforming alternate technology (e.g. a date 
table in HTML) will be available to the author(s) prior to publishing. 
(Level AAA)

If we decide to delete B.1.1, then Section B.2.1 is another possibility.

Guideline B.2.1 Guide authors to create accessible content.

Rationale: By guiding authors from the outset towards the creation and 
maintenance of accessible Web content, Web content accessibility 
problems are mitigated and less repair effort is required. When 
non-accessible content is created, the author is prompted to create an 
accessible alternative.

B.2.1.4 Guide Accessible Alternatives: If Web content is created or 
integrated that is not accessible, (e.g. a bar chart created in a PNG 
image file), the author(s) will be guided to create or integrate a 
conforming alternate technology (e.g. a date table in HTML) prior to 
publishing. (Level AAA)
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