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Comments on techniques for Principle B.1: Production of accessible content must be enabled

From: Ronksley, Andrew <Andrew.Ronksley@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 20:47:04 +0100
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Hi Jan.

I've reviewed the techniques for Principle B.1. My comments are below:

1) Intent of the Success Criterion B.1.2.4 - repeated word in the
sentence (can can):
The intent of this success criterion is to ensure that accessibility
information, such as structural or alternative content, is not
inadvertently lost. The approach taken is that unless the authoring tool
*can can* detect that web content is not accessibility information, it
must provide authors with options to receive notification prior to
deleting the web content or to not delete the web content.

2) Guideline B.1.3 Ensure that automatically generated content is

Markup behind WYSIWYG:
A WYSIWYG web page authoring tool provides authors with authoring action
choices at the level of presentation, not markup (i.e., a toolbar with
buttons for making text bold, centered, etc.). The authoring tool then
automatically generates content from those choices that conforms to WCAG

I think it might be worth adding an example to show how the tool could
conform to WCAG 2.0. e.g. marking text as a heading in a rich text
editor codes it as a HTML heading as opposed to just applying style,
i.e. larger font and bold etc.


Andrew Ronksley
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