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Potential status questions for a non-LC public draft of ATAG2

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2011 16:14:07 -0400
To: AUWG <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
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Hi all,

Here are my suggestions for the status:

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The AUWG is especially seeking review of several substantive changes made to address comments received on the previous public working draft, published in July 2010.

In Part A ("Make the authoring tool user interface accessible"), the changes include:

1. A more specific requirement for handling alternatives to rendered time-based media ("A.2.1.2 Alternatives for Rendered Time-Based Media");
2. An enhanced requirement for programmatic access to rendered text properties ("A.2.2.2 Access to Rendered Text Properties"); and
3. A new level-AAA requirement to allow navigation by programmatic relationships as in a programming IDE ("A.3.4.2 Navigate by Programmatic Relationships")

In Part B ("Support the production of accessible content"), the changes include:

1. A modified approach to automatic generation of web content (B.1.1.1; B.1.1.2) and content transformations (B.1.2.1; B.1.2.2; and B.1.2.3) that is more nuanced and in some cases enables accessibility checking to be employed.
2. A new organization, that places the success criteria related to checking and repair into their principle ("Authors must be supported in improving the accessibility of existing content").

Finally, there has been a clarifications to the definitions of "authoring tool" and "authors" to be more clear about when a web application should be treated as an authoring tool.

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Cheers,
Jan

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