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RE: Conformance proposal re-drafted

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999 01:04:32 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.5.32.19990323010432.00978580@localhost>
To: <po@trace.wisc.edu>, "'GL - WAI Guidelines WG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At 11:54 PM 3/22/99 -0600, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
>Very good overall
>Couple comments / suggestions
>
>- I think that the link should be to a statement on the WAI site which
>explains the purpose of the AA Rating, and the particular document that was
>used to determine the rating.  The home page can in turn be pointed to from
>this place... but going directly to the home page could be confusing.

Agreed. And it probably needs a little WAI-double-A or WAI-triple-A icon to
go with it.

(By the way, what happens with screen reader read-out of A,A? Is it better
or worse than A-A, or A.A? e.g. I suppose we have to stay with double-A,
triple-A, eh? A,A would translate well into some different languages;
obviously by no means all.)

>- instead of
>" Claims of conformance to this document by other documents (policies,
>standards, other guidelines, etc.) or by processes (automated validation,
>human evaluation, etc.) must:
>
>
>how about
>" Claims that a process (machine validation, human evaluation) or the
>contents of a set of guidelines, policies or standards conform to or are
>based on these Web Contents Guidelines must:

Yes, good.

>or some such.  It is a bit wordier but helps to separate this from the next
>type of comformance.  You might also consider reversing the two so that the
>page or site conformance is first to get that out of the way and out of
>peoples heads as they read the second....

Perhaps. My tendency would be to keep process & docs first, for emphasis.

>Gregg
>
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>-----Original Message-----
>From:	w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
>Of Judy Brewer
>Sent:	Monday, March 22, 1999 4:54 PM
>To:	w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
>Subject:	Conformance proposal re-drafted
>
>The versions of the conformance statement in the February 26 & March 16
>drafts are quite different. In the Feb 26 draft, the conformance statement
>referred to documents (e.g. other guidelines, standards, etc.) or processes
>(e.g., evaluation); while in the March 16 draft the conformance statement
>implies a page or site.
>
>The proposal below separates out these two types of conformance, provides
>examples of each, and slightly simplifies the language:
>
>****
>
>5. Conformance:
>
>This document defines three conformance levels:
>- Conformance Level "A": satisfying all Priority 1 checkpoints;
>- Conformance Level "Double-A": satisfying all Priority 1 and 2 checkpoints;
>- Conformance Level "Triple-A": satisfying all Priority 1, 2, and 3
>checkpoints.
>
>Claims of conformance to this document by other documents (policies,
>standards, other guidelines, etc.) or by processes (automated validation,
>human evaluation, etc.) must:
>- specify the conformance level required or implemented in the document or
>process;
>- specify the title of this Guidelines document;
>- specify the URI of this Guidelines document.
>Example: "This standard conforms to conformance level 'Double-A' of 'Web
>Content Accessibility Guidelines' available at
>http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WD-WAI-PAGEAUTH-19990316."
>
>Claims of conformance to this document by pages or sites must:
>- specify the conformance level satisfied ("A," "Double-A," or "Triple-A");
>- provide a link to the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) home page.
>Example: "<A HREF="http://www.w3.org/WAI">WAI</A> Double-A."
>
>****
>
>Reactions?
>
>- Judy
>
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>Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
>Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
>World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
>MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
>
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Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) International Program Office
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
MIT/LCS Room NE43-355, 545 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA,  02139,  USA
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