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

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2011 19:13:31 +0000
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I've spoken with Jeanne and decided to withdraw my proposal to drop A.3.6.5. Instead, here is a proposal to amend the Intent and add two Examples...

Intent of Success Criterion A.3.6.5:
The intent of this success criterion is to ensure that authoring tools provide some assistance to authors in configuring options related to the accessibility of the user interface. This assistance may include assistance on when and how to use each setting and might also include help with detecting and resolving conflicts between option settings.

Examples of Success Criterion A.3.6.5:

-          Documented Settings: An authoring tool includes a Display Settings feature that allows authors to set the size, text color and background color of the authoring tool's source editing view. A help link in the Display Options area explains how each setting will affect the appearance of the editing view.

-          Settings Preview: An authoring tool's Display Settings feature includes a preview of how the display settings will change the appearance of the editing view when applied.

-          Contrast Conflict Management: An authoring tool's Display Settings feature prevent the author from setting a foreground and background colour combination that is below a minimum contrast threshold.

-          Keystroke Conflict Management: An authoring tool includes a Keystroke Manager that allows the authoring tool's user interface shortcuts to be remapped. One feature of the Manager is that it prevents authors from assigning the same shortcut to more than one action.

-          EXISTING Options setting wizard: An authoring tool includes a wizard that takes authors step-by-step through the accessibility options, providing explanations and previews of how the options will change the display. The wizard follows an interview format, first asking authors about general areas (e.g., seeing the screen, using the keyboard) and then becoming more detailed (e.g., text size, text color).



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