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Proposal to drop A.3.6.5 Assistance with Preferences from ATAG2

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:08:13 +0000
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On the call I took an action to better explain why I think we should drop SC "A.3.6.5 Assistance with Preferences: If the authoring tool includes display and/or control settings, then the authoring tool includes a mechanism to help authors configure these settings." (Level AAA)

My primary reason is that it is unclear what is required, so it is hard to test. Our only example is a wizard, prompting one commenter to ask if that's what we are requiring (http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-atag2-comments/2011Aug/0000.html). But in my opinion a wizard isn't necessary. For instance, a single page of settings with a preview panel would be fine for setting display settings.

I suppose we could work to refine it, but in my opinion it's not sufficiently related to authoring interfaces (i.e. it's a general software accessibility issue) to warrant the effort.

Cheers,
Jan


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