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FW: few more questions/comments re: your ATAG responses

From: Boland Jr, Frederick E. <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2011 14:12:35 -0400
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Forwarded to list..

From: Richards, Jan [mailto:jrichards@ocad.ca]
Sent: Thursday, July 21, 2011 12:20 PM
To: Boland Jr, Frederick E.
Subject: RE: few more questions/comments re: your ATAG responses

Hi Tim,

Do you mind sending these to the list? So then they have a URI.


(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

From: Boland Jr, Frederick E. [mailto:frederick.boland@nist.gov]
Sent: July 20, 2011 3:43 PM
To: Richards, Jan
Subject: few more questions/comments re: your ATAG responses

-- I'm getting to these a little at a time..

A.2.2.1 4th bullet - I still think we need to have a more formal definition/understanding of
what "status information" is - specifically what is or is not status information..

1st bullet - I think we need a clear distinction of what is or is not a text property..
Additional NOte - Do we mean just one text property or all text properties
2nd bullet - I still think the SC needs to refer to a requirement for the authoring tool (not a
requirement for the text property..)
4th bullet -  we need to distinguish between
the cases of an authoring tool intrinsically not being able to communicate a text property by
design and an authoring tool having the capability but not doing it..

1st bullet (a) -are there other techniques (ways) to test a) other than "press ENTER and see which component
takes it" - what happens if authoring tool doesn't support "press ENTER.." or doesn't have "components"..?
for example..
also I would like to see more discussion on objective testability of "known location".. what if it is not
possible for the author to "know ahead of time" and/or there is no documentation of keyboard command in authoring tool..
objective testability of "known location" - known by whom/when - is it possible to be more specific here?

Will send more later..
Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST
Received on Thursday, 21 July 2011 18:13:01 UTC

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