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Re: Rethinking organization of the mobile-accessibility documents [was: Discussion on purpose of Mobile Accessibility document]

From: Alan Chuter <achuter@technosite.es>
Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2008 16:12:48 +0100
Message-ID: <79cab0900803270812p2a2775bdv77ec95eecff03786@mail.gmail.com>
To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>, "MWI BPWG Public" <public-bpwg@w3.org>

I have done a mock-up of the reorganised document [1]. There's no need
to read the overview document, the important ones are the MWBP to WCAG
[2] and WCAG to MWBP [3] pages.

It is more user-oriented. This means that both BPs and SCs or CPs
appear in each document, but I think it's better that way. I've
included comments to emphasize the thinking behind each one.

regards,

Alan



[1] http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/TaskForces/Accessibility/drafts/restructure/Overview.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/TaskForces/Accessibility/drafts/restructure/mwbp-wcag20.html
[3] http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/TaskForces/Accessibility/drafts/restructure/wcag20-mwbp.html


> -----Original Message-----
> From: public-bpwg-request@w3.org [mailto:public-bpwg-request@w3.org]
> On Behalf Of Alan Chuter
> Sent: 14 March 2008 17:34
> To: EOWG; MWI BPWG Public
> Subject: Discussion on purpose of Mobile Accessibility document
>
>
> For those who were not on the call: It became apparent that something
> was very wrong with this page of the document [1]. There was no
> agreement on whether it was for going from MWBP to WCAG or the
> reverse.
>
> Following our discussion, and having stood back from the document for
> a while I realised what I believe is the problem is that the documents
> are structured around the mapping, not around what people are going to
> use it for. For each BP there are two paragraphs:
>
> 1. How does it especially help users with disabilities?
> 2. Does it help meet any WCAG 2.0 success criteria?
>
> While these appear to be slightly different takes on the same thing, I
> think that they are quite different
>
> 1. Is about the accessibility benefits of MWBP and the case for
> adopting from MWBP starting from WCAG  (I've done WCAG, what is the
> accessibility justification for adopting some or all of MWBP?). From
> WCAG to MWBP.
>
> 2. Is about the work involved in adopting WCAG starting from MWBP
> (I've done MWBP, how much further do I have to go to comply with
> WCAG?) From WCAG to MWBP.
>
> So while the *mapping* is from MWBP to WCAG, the *use of the document*
> goes both ways. These two things should not be in the same document, I
> think.
>
> So at the cost of expanding from five pages to seven, and turning it
> inside out, I suggest splitting this up, so that we have:
>
> 1. Extending/Upgrading from WCAG to MWBP.
>     * For each MWBP, the Accessibility Benefits of this BP (MWBP
> mapped to accessibility)
>     * For each WCAG SC, does this WCAG SC that I have done give also
> me MWBP compliance? (WCAG mapped to MWBP)
> 2. Extending/Upgrading from WCAG to MWBP.
>
>  Alan, #1 and #2 are the same. Did you mean one to be different from the other?
>
>     * For each WCAG SC, the Mobile Benefits of this WCAG SC (WCAG
> mapped to MWBP)
>     * For each MWBP, does this BP that I have done also give me WCAG
> SC compliance? (MWBP mapped to WCAG)
>
> I don't think that this will be as complicated as it seems, and will
> be easier to read.
>
> What worries me is that we've been looking at this for so long and not
> noticed what the problem.
>
> regards,
>
> Alan
>
> [1]http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/TaskForces/Accessibility/drafts/ED-mwbp-wcag-20080305/mwbp-wcag20.html#MINIMIZE_KEYSTROKES
>
>
> --
> 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
> Blogs: www.blogger.com/profile/09119760634682340619
-- 
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
Blogs: www.blogger.com/profile/09119760634682340619
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