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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.
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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)
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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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