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RE: Changes to the current ATAG2 draft before Last Call publication

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2010 09:45:12 +0100
To: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
CC: WAI-AUWG List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D4219A0ECCAE794C9ED7DC6F5A4C0CD52CEA86675E@jupiter.intranet.nomensa.com>
Hi Jan,

> PLEASE - could all WG members who missed the call also give a reply
> (positive or negative) on whether it is ok for us to continue on to 
> Last Call with these changes.

I vote yes for going to the last call, to keep momentum going. (I sense there are narrow windows where things can move?) 

However, I am still concerned with this aspect:

> (2) A.3.1.3 Keyboard Shortcuts will be remain UNCHANGED.
> (Instead JR has an action to send some wording for the non-normative
> "Implementing ATAG 2.0" doc)

It would be possible to create a browser based CMS that conforms to this, and to A.1.1.1 (even to WCAG 2 level AA) where it was virtually impossible to manipulate text via the keyboard.

It is quite a specific authoring tool issue where you have to be able to select text, and then move the keyboard focus somewhere else to modify the formatting or structure of the text.

Even if it is not covered in the normative text, hopefully we can create some clear indicators in the supporting material.

Kind regards,

-Alastair
Received on Thursday, 17 June 2010 08:45:46 GMT

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