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Re: ATAG2: Wording ideas for decision-support success criteria

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 14:58:12 -0400
Message-ID: <4AAE9244.3030505@utoronto.ca>
To: WAI-AUWG List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Hi Jutta,

Just a couple of comments/questions...

(1) I'm not sure what you meant by the paragraph B.2.X. Are you 
proposing a new Guideline or can these success criteria remain in 
"Guideline B.2.1 Guide authors to create accessible content"?

(2) The second bullet in B.2.X.1 seems very similar to B.2.X.2. Maybe 
the split between B.2.X.1 and B.2.X.2 should be between technologies 
with and without Part B support.

Cheers,
Jan


Jutta Treviranus wrote:
> I like the suggestions here. I would suggest a slight rewording.
> 
> B.2.X Decision Support: If the authoring tool presents choices to the 
> author(s), provide information to assist the author in making choices 
> that enable the content to conform to WCAG 2.0. (Level A) 
> @@decision-support SC@@
> 
> B.2.X.1 If the *authoring tool* provides *authors* with a choice of 
> *options* among *Web content technologies*, then the author has access 
> to at least  one of the following types of information prior to making 
> their decision: - information about the *authoring tool*'s support for 
> the production of  accessible content in the *Web content technology* 
> options available; or - a notice that the *authoring tool* does not 
> provide support for the  production of accessible content in a specific 
> *Web content technology*, or - links to information about how to author 
> accessibly using the *web content technology* options.
> 
> B.2.X.2 If the *authoring tool* provides *authors* with the *option* to  
> use a *Web content technology* for which the authoring tool does not  
> support the production of accessible content (i.e., does not meet Part  
> B), then the authoring tool: (a) notifies the author(s) that choosing 
> that option may result in web  content accessibility problems; and (b) 
> suggests alternative *Web content technologies* for which it does  
> support the production of accessible content (if available).
> 
> Jutta
> 
> At 10:08 AM -0400 9/1/09, Jan Richards wrote:
>> Hi all,
>>
>> Here's some ideas re: "decision support:" success criteria:
>>
>> This idea came up near the end of the call yesterday:
>>
>> B.2.1.X If the *authoring tool* provides *authors* with the *option* 
>> to use a *Web content technology*, then the author has access to at 
>> least one of the following types of information prior to making their 
>> decision:
>> - information about the *authoring tool*'s support for the production 
>> of accessible content in that *Web content technology*; or
>> - a notice that the *authoring tool* does not provide support for the 
>> production of accessible content in that *Web content technology*.
>>
>>
>> But looking at this, I wonder if perhaps the key part is to warn 
>> authors about choices that take them toward technologies that the 
>> authoring tool cannot support them with....
>>
>> B.2.1.X If the *authoring tool* provides *authors* with the *option* 
>> to use a *Web content technology* for which the authoring tool does 
>> not support the production of accessible content (i.e., does not meet 
>> Part B), then the authoring tool:
>> (a) notifies the author(s) that choosing that option may result in web 
>> content accessibility problems; and
>> (b) suggests alternative *Web content technologies* for which it does 
>> support the production of accessible content (if available).
>>
>>
>> BTW: I think we should start treating widget sets as "Web content 
>> technologies" since they can be used as content building blocks and 
>> they may have accessibility support that a given tool does or doesn't 
>> support the use of.
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Jan
>>
>> -- 
>> Jan Richards, M.Sc.
>> User Interface Design Lead
>> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
>> Faculty of Information
>> University of Toronto
>>
>>   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
>>   Web:   http://jan.atrc.utoronto.ca
>>   Phone: 416-946-7060
>>   Fax:   416-971-2896
> 

-- 
Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Lead
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto

   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
   Web:   http://jan.atrc.utoronto.ca
   Phone: 416-946-7060
   Fax:   416-971-2896
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