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ATAG2 GLossary: Option

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 2010 16:29:56 -0500
Message-ID: <4B883D54.8020801@utoronto.ca>
CC: WAI-AUWG List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Hi all,

My trouble with the term "option" starts with the definition:

"Option: When an author is presented with choices. An option may be 
local (e.g., prompting whether to save before ending an authoring 
session) or global (e.g., preference settings)."

We never use the local and global parts so part that does any work is: 
"Option: When an author is presented with choices." but actually this 
isn't even exactly right. For example:

B.2.2.7 Save Status for Repair: If repair assistance is not provided 
during checking, then the author(s) have the OPTION to save a list of 
web content accessibility problems to facilitate later repair. (Level AA)

What we really mean is that the author(s) have a choice to save or even 
simpler, can save. This is how WCAG 2.0 (sometimes) phrases things:

WCAG20: 2.2.5 Re-authenticating: When an authenticated session expires, 
the user can continue the activity without loss of data after 
re-authenticating. (Level AAA)

And how ATAG 2.0 often phrases things:

A.3.1.5 Customize Keyboard Access: Keyboard access to the authoring tool 
can be customized.

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Below I include all of the requirements that include the word option. 
Where it could possibly mean anything other than "choice" I suggest 
rewordings:

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Here is how we might eliminate the term from the normative guidelines:

A.3.3.1 Static View Option: Rendering of time-based content (e.g., 
animations) in editing views can be turned off. (Level A) [Implementing 
A.3.3.1]

A.3.6.4 Options Assistance: The authoring tool includes a mechanism to 
help the author(s) configure any options related to Part A of this 
document. (Level AAA)
==>
A.3.6.4 PREFERENCES Assistance: The authoring tool includes a mechanism 
to help the author(s) configure any PREFERENCE SETTINGS related to Part 
A of this document. (Level AAA)

B.1.2.2 End Product Cannot Preserve Accessibility Information: If the 
web content technology of the output of a web content transformation 
cannot preserve recognized accessibility information (WCAG 2.0 Level A), 
then at least one of the following are true: (Level A)
(a) Option to Save: the authoring tool provides the author(s) with the 
option to save the accessibility information in another way (e.g., as a 
"comment", as a backup copy of the input); or
(b) Warning: the authoring tool notifies the author(s) that this will 
result in web content accessibility problems in the output.

B.1.2.4 Notification Prior to Deletion: If the authoring tool 
automatically deletes any author-generated content for any reason, then 
at least one of the following is true: (Level AA)
(a) Preserve Accessibility Information: the authoring tool only 
automatically deletes web content that it can detect is not 
accessibility information; or
(b) Notification Option: the author(s) have the option to receive 
notification before deletion; or
(c) No Deletion Option: the author(s) have the option to prevent 
automatic deletion by the authoring tool.

B.2.1.1 Decision Support: If the authoring tool provides the author(s) 
with a choice between web content technology options, then the following 
information is provided for each option: (Level A) [Implementing B.2.1.1]
(a) General Information: general information about the accessibility of 
the technology to end users; and
(b) For "Included Technologies": for technologies included in a 
conformance claim, information on the accessible content support 
features provided for that technology by the authoring tool; and
(c) For "Excluded Technologies": for technologies excluded from a 
conformance claim, both a warning that choosing that technology may 
result in web content accessibility problems and information on 
alternative included technologies (if available).
==>
B.2.1.1 Decision Support: If the authoring tool provides the author(s) 
with a choice between web content technologies, then the following 
information is provided for each option: (Level A) [Implementing B.2.1.1]
(a) General Information: general information about the accessibility of 
the technology to end users; and
(b) For "Included Technologies": for technologies included in a 
conformance claim, information on the accessible content support 
features provided for that technology by the authoring tool; and
(c) For "Excluded Technologies": for technologies excluded from a 
conformance claim, both a warning that choosing that technology may 
result in web content accessibility problems and information on 
alternative included technologies (if available).


B.2.2.7 Save Status for Repair: If repair assistance is not provided 
during checking, then the author(s) have the option to save a list of 
web content accessibility problems to facilitate later repair. (Level AA)

B.2.2.8 Metadata for Discovery: If the authoring tool records the 
accessibility status of web content, then the author(s) have the option 
to associate this status with the content as metadata to facilitate 
resource discovery by end users. (Level AA)

B.2.2.9 Metadata for Repair: If repair assistance is not provided during 
checking, then the author(s) have the option to save a metadata listing 
of the web content accessibility problems to facilitate interoperability 
with external repair tools. (Level AAA)

B.2.4.4 Save for Reuse: The author(s) have the option of having any 
recognized plain text alternative content that they enter (e.g., short 
text labels, long descriptions) stored for future reuse. (Level AA)

B.2.5.2 Provide Accessible Templates: If the authoring tool provides 
templates, then there are accessible template options for a range of 
template uses. (Level A)

B.2.5.4 Template Selection Mechanism: If the author(s) are provided with 
a template selection mechanism, then both of the following are true: 
(Level AA) [Implementing B.2.5.4]
(a) Indicate: The selection mechanism indicates the accessibility status 
of templates (if known); and
(b) Prominence: Any accessible template options are at least as 
prominent as other template options.

B.2.5.5 New Templates: If the author(s) can use the authoring tool to 
create new templates for use by a template selection mechanism, they 
have the option to record the accessibility status of the new templates. 
(Level AA)

B.2.5.6 Pre-Authored Content Selection Mechanism: If the author(s) are 
provided with a selection mechanism for pre-authored content other than 
templates (e.g., clip art gallery, widget repository, design themes), 
then both of the following are true: (Level AA)
(a) Indicate: The selection mechanism indicates the accessibility status 
of the pre-authored content (if known); and
(b) Prominence: Any accessible options are at least as prominent as 
other pre-authored content options.

B.3.1.1 Accessible Options Prominent (WCAG Level A,AA,AAA): If the 
author(s) are provided with multiple options for an authoring task, 
options that will result in web content conforming to WCAG 2.0 Level A 
are at least as prominent as options that will not. (Level A)

B.3.1.1 Accessible Options Prominent (WCAG Level A,AA,AAA): If the 
author(s) are provided with multiple options for an authoring task, 
options that will result in web content conforming to WCAG 2.0 Level A 
are at least as prominent as options that will not. (Level A)
==>
B.3.1.1 Accessible Options Prominent (WCAG Level A,AA,AAA): If the 
author(s) are provided with a choice of authoring actions for achieving 
the same authoring outcome (e.g., styling text), then options that will 
result in web content conforming to WCAG 2.0 Level A are at least as 
prominent as options that will not. (Level A)


B.3.2.2 Reactivate Option: If the author(s) turn off an accessible 
content support feature, then they can always turn the feature back on. 
(Level A)


Cheers,
Jan

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(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jan.richards@utoronto.ca | 416-946-7060

Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information | University of Toronto
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