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ATAG2 Proposal on "programmatically determined"

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 15:28:53 -0500
To: "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
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Lining up proposals for the 3-hr meeting on Friday:

programmatically determined (programmatically determinable):
When information is encoded in a way that allows different software, including assistive technologies, to extract and present the information in different modalities. For non-web-based user interfaces, this can mean making use of platform accessibility services, general-purpose APIs, and in some cases a Document Object Model (DOM). For web-based user interfaces, this means following WCAG 2.0 so that user agents can pass on the information.

WCAG's version (for comparison)
programmatically determined (programmatically determinable)

determined by software from author-supplied data provided in a way that different user agents, including assistive technologies, can extract and present this information to users in different modalities

Example 1: Determined in a markup language from elements and attributes that are accessed directly by commonly available assistive technology.

Example 2: Determined from technology-specific data structures in a non-markup language and exposed to assistive technology via an accessibility API that is supported by commonly available assistive technology.

(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards@ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957 | fax: 416-977-9844
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://inclusivedesign.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University
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