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ATAG 2.0 B.2.4.4 Rewording proposal

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:48:42 -0500
To: AUWG <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
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Proposal:
B.2.4.4 Save for Reuse: When authors enter programmatically associated text alternatives for non-text content, both of the following are true: (Level AAA)
(a) the text alternatives are automatically saved and suggested by the authoring tool, if the same non-text content is reused; and
(b) the author has the option to edit or delete the saved text alternatives.

Old wording:
B.2.4.4 Save for Reuse: Authors 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.


Responding to these comments:

MS50: B.2.4.4 This SC seems extraneous. If text alternative can be accessed, then obviously it can be reused. If nothing, at least delete "for future reuse." since it represents future event which is unverifiable at the time of conformance claim. Consider deleting the SC or at least delete "for future use."

GL30. MEDIUM: Clarify minimum requirements for Save for Reuse. "B.2.4.4 Save for Reuse: Authors 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)" does not make it clear whether the content strings need to be associated with the original content (e.g. with the image), or that the user should be able to delete obsolete or erroneous entries to keep the list from becoming unwieldy. I worry that a simple way of complying is just to have a single, ever-growing list of previously used strings that can quickly change from useful to detrimental (like Thunderbird's list of recipients), so even if the minimum is left vague, I recommend at least providing some guidance or best practices.

OC26: -B.2.4.4 - We recommend making this Level AAA as this is applies equally to non- accessibility related content and moves into a product usability feature.



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(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
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Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC) | http://inclusivedesign.ca/
Faculty of Design | OCAD University
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