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

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 28 Sep 2009 17:21:24 -0400
Message-ID: <4AC128D4.9080008@utoronto.ca>
To: w3c-wai-au@w3.org
On the call today, Jutta mentionned keeping the "decision support" text 
in one success criterion. Here's an attempt at that:

B.2.1.1 If *authors* are provided with a selection mechanism for 
choosing between *web content technology* *options*, then the mechanism 
provides links to one of the following types of information for each 
option (Level A):
- information about the *authoring tool*'s support for the production of 
  accessible content in the *web content technology*; or
- a notice that support for the production of accessible content in the 
"web content technology" is not provided, which may result in web 
content accessibility problems, and suggestions of more accessible 
technology options (if available)

Then the existing success criteria would follow:

B.2.1.2 Set Accessible Properties: Mechanisms that set the properties of 
web content (e.g., attribute values, etc.) include the ability to set 
the accessibility-related properties. (Level A)

B.2.1.3 Other Technologies: If the authoring tool enables web content to 
be inserted that the authoring tool cannot be used to edit, then provide 
the author(s) with the option to insert or associate accessibility 
information. (Level A)

Cheers,
Jan



> 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).

-- 
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
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