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ATAG2 action - try to clarify that authoring tools are not required to remediate platforms that lack accessibility APIs

From: Richards, Jan <jrichards@ocad.ca>
Date: Fri, 21 Oct 2011 19:51:35 +0000
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And another (only the note at the end is changed):

programmatically determined (programmatically determinable):
Information that is encoded in a way that allows different software, including assistive technologies, to extract and present the information in different modalities. ATAG 2.0 uses this term in two contexts:

-          Processing content: Whether the authoring tool is able to extract information from the web content (e.g., to extract the language of content from the markup).

-          Communication between the authoring tool and assistive technology: For non-web-based user interfaces, this means making use of platform accessibility services, APIs, and, in some cases, document object models. For web-based user interfaces, this means ensuring that the user agent can pass on the information (e.g., through the use of ARIA).

o   Note: In ATAG 2.0, some success criteria require authoring tools to make certain information programmatically determinable. In cases where the platform lacks a platform accessibility service, these success criteria are to be considered "not applicable". Conformance claims are optional, but any claim that is made must record the platform and the fact that the platform does not include a platform accessibility service.


Cheers,
Jan


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