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Re: Proposal to drop A.3.6.5 Assistance with Preferences from ATAG2

From: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 11:25:44 -0400
Message-ID: <4E848DF8.6060805@w3.org>
To: "Richards, Jan" <jrichards@ocad.ca>
CC: "w3c-wai-au@w3.org" <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
I would rather see us add an additional example of a settings page with 
preview screen as Jan suggested. Perhaps an additional example of a 
settings page with links to the documentation would also be appropriate 
to show the full range of examples that meet it.

I don't think we should drop it. Although it does apply to all software, 
it is particularly necessary to help authors with the complexity of 
setting an accessible editing view. Without it, authors may not be able 
to figure out how to set the editing view independently of the content.


On 9/29/2011 11:08 AM, Richards, Jan wrote:
> 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.
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Jeanne Spellman
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
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