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Re: Accessibility vs. consideration X: how to handle

From: Leonard R. Kasday <kasday@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 03 Jan 2001 09:24:04 -0500
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To: Kynn Bartlett <kynn-edapta@idyllmtn.com>
Cc: "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Basically, yes, those are the requirements this particular straw proposal 

Might want to change the words "preserve compatibility"  though.  That's 
because there's a subtle difference between the single, double, triple A in 
the scheme I proposed, and WCAG 1.0,  in that they are based on difficulty 
of access rather than "must" "should" "may".  I don't know if the words 
"preserve compatibility" gives enough wiggle room for that shift.    Also 
"preserve compatibilty" doesn't parse because wcag 1 introduced 
conformance; it wasn't compaible with anything earlier; so there isn't 
anything to "preserve"  (you can only preserve what already exists).

How about "maximize compatibility"?

If the above is opaque, then the difference probably isn't worth discussing 
for this level of requirements.


At 10:49 PM 1/2/01 -0800, you wrote:
>At 3:25 PM -0500 1/2/01, Leonard R. Kasday wrote:
>>Len again:
>>How about the following:
>That's a possible implementation, and that's fine.  At the moment I'm
>gathering -requirements- for conformance schemes; how would you
>characterize (or reverse-engineer) the requirements expressed by
>the proposal you gave?
>Would you say that they are adequately summarized by the following:
>* Preserve compatibility with the WCAG 1.0 conformance scheme.
>* Expand the range of conformance claims beyond merely those
>   within the WCAG 1.0 conformance scheme.
>* Allow reporting bodies flexibility in determining which parts of
>   WCAG 2.0 to report compliance with.
>Kynn Bartlett <kynn@idyllmtn.com>

Leonard R. Kasday, Ph.D.
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