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ATAG2.0: Updated intent text for B.2.1.3 Other Technologies

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 23 Feb 2010 11:24:15 -0500
Message-ID: <4B84012F.1030709@utoronto.ca>
To: WAI-AUWG List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
 From an action I took yesterday:

B.2.1.3 Other Technologies: If the authoring tool can insert web content 
which it cannot subsequently edit, then the author(s) can associate 
accessibility information with that web content. (Level A)

Intent of Success Criterion:

The intent of this success criterion is to ensure that when web content 
technologies can only be imported or integrated (but not edited), 
authoring tools still provide a mechanism for associating the necessary 
accessibility information. Many authoring tools make a distinction 
between technologies that the authoring tool actually uses to edit web 
content and other technologies that can only be imported or integrated. 
For example, most HTML editors can insert images into web pages without 
the ability to edit the images.

Association of accessibility information can take many forms, depending 
on the nature of the inserted web content technology and the web content 
technology that can be edited. In the HTML example, it is 
straightforward to associate accessibility information for images via 
the HTML markup (i.e., alt, longdesc). However, in cases where the 
inserted web content technology can introduce extensive, inaccessible 
functionality support for linking to conforming alternate versions might 
be appropriate.
Received on Tuesday, 23 February 2010 16:24:50 UTC

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