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RE: Conformance Ideas -- Collection #1

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2001 06:59:52 -0400
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To: "GLWAI Guidelines WG \(GL - WAI Guidelines WG\)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

         I'm still unclear who the audience is for the conformance claims. 
If the user has to go to the page (which may be inaccessible to him/her), 
and has to find a logo and click on it to find out which checkpoints were 
skipped so he/she can't use the page, is this of any help to the user?

         Which search engines are capable of reading metadata and conveying 
the information to the user?

         Consider a user who needs illustration to understand text? How 
will the conformance claims help such a user locate a bank, for instance, 
that uses illustrations in to guide user through the desired banking steps?


At 12:11 AM 10/9/01 -0500, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
>Hi Anne
>I agree that there should be a straightforward way to see what the A+
>means.  This was provided for in 1.4 I believe.
>The person would click on the conformance claim and it would tell you
>what the Plus meant.   That is, it would tell you what the person did
>beyond A.
>And this was just a suggestion to go on the list of suggestions or
>"1.4. Individuals doing more than A would claim A+.  Clicking on the +
>would take them to a list of the items covered by the +. "
>[This should more clearly have said, clicking on the A+ logo would take
>you to a list of items covered beyond A. ]
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>Professor - Human Factors
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>-----Original Message-----
>From: Anne Pemberton [mailto:apembert@erols.com]
>Sent: Monday, October 08, 2001 3:59 PM
>To: gv@trace.wisc.edu; GLWAI Guidelines WG (GL - WAI Guidelines WG)
>Subject: Re: Conformance Ideas -- Collection #1
>Importance: High
>          I'm a bit confused as to how conformance is reported or
>          If it is inserted as metadata, how is the information provided
>the user? By reading the source view of a page? If the information isn't
>provided to the user, for whom is it intended?
>          I don't think that A+7 tells anyone anything about what is and
>isn't complied with. I would much prefer two divisions, A, for the
>requirements, and double A for meeting all requirements. It will be
>to monitor, and easier for the page author to understand.
>                                          Anne
>At 11:47 PM 10/7/01 -0500, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
> >----------------------------------------------
> >
> >
> >1.1.  We have layers of conformance (A, Double A, Triple A).
>Anne Pemberton

Anne Pemberton

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