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re: Thoughts on ATAG2 SC A.3.6.3 Apply Platform Settings

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2011 16:39:00 +0000
To: "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
CC: "peter.korn@oracle.com" <peter.korn@oracle.com>
Message-ID: <0B1EB1C972BCB740B522ACBCD5F48DEB027A078A@ocadmail-scrsvr.ocad.ca>
Hi all,

Just a couple of tweaks to the definition proposed:

-"the *most relevant* platform will be a user agent"
-"GNOME desktop on Linux"

The software environment within which the authoring tool operates. Platforms provide a consistent operational environment on top of lower level software platforms or hardware. For web-based authoring user interfaces, the most relevant platform will be a user agent (e.g., browsers). For non-web-based user interfaces, the range of platforms includes, but may not be limited to, desktop operating systems (e.g. GNOME desktop on Linux, MacOS, Windows, etc.), mobile operating systems (e.g. Android, Blackberry, iOS, Windows Phone, etc.), or cross-OS environments (e.g. Java), etc. 
Note 1: Many platforms mediate communication between applications operating on the platform and assistive technology via a platform accessibility service.
Note 2: Accessibility guidelines for developers exist for many platforms.


(Mr) Jan Richards, M.Sc.
jrichards@ocad.ca | 416-977-6000 ext. 3957
Inclusive Design Research Centre (IDRC)
OCAD University 
Received on Monday, 11 July 2011 16:39:35 UTC

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