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RE: Proposed text about applicability of MWBP in general context, for accessibility

From: Jo Rabin <jrabin@mtld.mobi>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 16:56:51 -0000
Message-ID: <C8FFD98530207F40BD8D2CAD608B50B4D16EF1@mtldsvr01.DotMobi.local>
To: <achuter.technosite@yahoo.com>, "EOWG" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, "MWI BPWG Public" <public-bpwg@w3.org>

I agree we need to be clearer about this. 

"to show how MWBPs benefit users with disabilities in the mobile
context"

I don't know that these documents are specifically about mobile
accessibility, my understanding is that they are about how providing a
BP compliant mobile user experience can improve your (general)
accessibility and how being (generally) accessible helps you to be
useful on mobile.

The mobile BPs don't say they are not general good practice, they just
say that to be included they have to have a specifically mobile
importance.

I don't agree that the examples cited are specifically mobile -
especially  TESTING for example, you'd hope was of wider applicability
...

Jo



> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-bpwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-bpwg-request@w3.org]
On
> Behalf Of Alan Chuter
> Sent: 14 March 2008 18:19
> To: EOWG; MWI BPWG Public
> Subject: Proposed text about applicability of MWBP in general context,
for
> accessibility
> 
> 
> I think that this is the elephant in the room for this document [1]
> and I'm glad it came up in today's EOWG call. The following is my
> start at a section of the document to explain it:
> 
> The MWBP are primarily intended for the mobile context of use. When a
> web application detects a mobile user agent, it should follow the
> MWBPs to adapt the [same] content to some degree to suit a mobile
> device.
> 
> Many BPs are only applicable to the mobile context. For example,
> TABLES_ALTERNATIVES, TABLES_SUPPORT, TESTING, CAPABILITIES. However,
> many are also applicable to all contexts (desktop and mobile) and it
> is to be hoped that developers will not limit them to content for
> mobile devices [this aspect not considered in MWBP document I think].
> For example NON-TEXT_ALTERNATIVES, CONTROL_LABELLING and
> COLOR_CONTRAST.
> 
> This document sets out to show how MWBPs benefit users with
> disabilities in the mobile context but also if they are applied in the
> general context, and also how accessibility concepts can benefit
> mobile users [no confusion about the latter, I think].
> 
> 
> 
> [1]
>
http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/TaskForces/Accessibility/drafts/ED
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> mwbp-wcag-20080314/
> 
> --
> Alan Chuter,
> Senior Web Accessibility Consultant, Technosite (www.technosite.es)
> Researcher, Inredis Project (www.inredis.es/)
> Email: achuter@technosite.es
> Alternative email: achuter.technosite@yahoo.com
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