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Re: ERT comments

From: Jonathan Chetwynd <jay@peepo.com>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2000 10:22:07 -0000
Message-ID: <005d01bf6fc3$5fb58260$66419fd4@signbrowser>
To: "Chris Ridpath" <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>, <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>, "Leonard R. Kasday" <kasday@acm.org>, "Wendy A Chisholm" <wendy@w3.org>
Subject: please put a precis in the header and/or at the top of the email

I do like the way this discussion is going.
However I still complain about excessive use of "1.13" etc in my email/on
the wai site. I simply am not aware of what you speak.

Could we all please put a precis in the header and/or at the top of the

Re: "cry wolf".
We hope that the techniques in this document, implemented in software
programs, will gently guide authors (of all abilities) along the path to
more accessible documents.

I realise this may not be quite all wendy had to say, but it really is good
practice for us all. You  will see I have had a go.


Jonathan Chetwynd
Special needs teacher / web accessibility consultant
education and outreach working group member, web accessibility initiative,
----- Original Message -----
From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
To: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>; <w3c-wai-er-ig@w3.org>;
Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2000 10:02 PM
Subject: Re: ERT comments

> >
> > >This document trys to make clear  that the WWW should
> > >enable everyone, especially those with disabilities.
> > >
> >CR::Do we really need to explain this? The WWW enables people to pursue
> >lofty goals, achieve personal enlightenment, fulfill their destiny -or-
> >just wallow in porn.
> >
> > >avoid the 'cry wolf' syndrome.
> > >
> >CR::Could we rephrase this as "avoid tiring the user."?
> I think we can just cut the reference to "cry wolf".  I also have
> Len's first comment in this proposal (here is a rewritten introduction in
> its entirety). Note, that i did not change the last paragraph. it is very
> eloquent.
> <blockquote>
> The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) has produced a foundation document,
> The WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 1.0), that describes
> what must be done to make a Web page accessible to all.  Tools are needed
> to help authors determine if a web site is accessible to everyone and to
> help repair it if it is not.
> This document builds on the WCAG 1.0 foundation by outlining techniques
> that evaluation and repair tools may use to uncover accessibility problems
> and possibly repair them. These techniques may be used by those who create
> web authoring tools or by anyone interested in creating accessible Web
> documents.
> It is important that people with disabilities are included in the "anyone
> interested in creating accessible Web content." Creating accessible Web
> content is as important as accessing Web content. Therefore, evaluation
> repair tools themselves need to be accessible to people with
> disabilities.  However, this document does not describe how to make the
> user interface accessible. Please refer to the Authoring Tool
> Guidelines 1.0 for information on making the user interface accessible.
> Many people using evaluation and repair tools may be new to the Web and
> will not be familiar with the various markup languages that are used. Many
> others will not know about Web accessibility.  Tools should be intuitive
> and easy to use and available at a minimal cost. Tools should not generate
> excessive warnings or false positive accessibility errors.
> It is clear that only a limited set of the WAI Guideline's checkpoints may
> be objectively tested by a software tool. There will still be a dependence
> on the user's ability to use common sense to determine conformance to the
> guidelines. It is imperative that any tool have features that assist in
> reminding, without nagging; in helping, without demeaning; in suggesting,
> without demanding. We hope that the techniques in this document,
> implemented in software programs, will gently guide authors along the path
> to more accessible documents.
> </blockquote>
> >
> > > Messages displayed to the author if a problem is found
> > > LRK:: Change to "Example of a message displayed.
> > >
> >CR:: Should the 'Example Language' section remain in the document? If so,
> >then I agree with your suggestion.
> >
> > >
> > > Technique 1.1.D [priority 1] Check applets for ALT text
> > > LRK:: Is this needed if the user, in accordance with 1.1.E,
> > > has code before </applet> that shows up when
> > > user agent skips applets?
> > >
> >CR:: I think it is needed. The applet ALT text should be short while the
> >text within the APPLET tags should give a longer description of the
> >applet. Wendy - is this right?
> >
> yes.
> --w
> --
> wendy a chisholm
> world wide web consortium
> web accessibility initiative
> madison, wi usa
> tel: +1 608 663 6346
> /--
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