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Re: Conformance Ideas -- Collection #1

From: Anne Pemberton <apembert@erols.com>
Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2001 18:40:54 -0400
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To: "GLWAI Guidelines WG \(GL - WAI Guidelines WG\)" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

         So, if not the user, then who is the audience of the "conformance 
data"?  the regulating agencies?


At 11:16 AM 10/9/01 +0000, Jim Ley wrote:
> >          I'm still unclear who the audience is for the conformance
> > If the user has to go to the page (which may be inaccessible to
> > and has to find a logo and click on it to find out which checkpoints
> > skipped so he/she can't use the page, is this of any help to the user?
>I would imagine that a user would use a User Agent, which could at the
>very least allow them to query the links within the current page for
>which are accessible to various categories.  This means that if they are
>on an accessible page to them, then they'll know which links, they can
>visit.  This is simply implementable on top of IE5 for example, so UAs
>based on that aswell as any future UAs can have this easily.
>This would mean that existing search engines, as long as they are
>accessible can be used, and the results filtered against the
>accessibility requirements, wholly clientside which would mean no need
>for any modification of the search engines, which is perhaps unrealistic
>to expect for some time.
> >          Which search engines are capable of reading metadata and
> > the information to the user?
>I know of none, certainly none which have indexed a sufficient amount to
>be useful.
> >          Consider a user who needs illustration to understand text? How
> > will the conformance claims help such a user locate a bank, for
> > that uses illustrations in to guide user through the desired banking
>I believe the only practical solution would be to search for all banks,
>and then filter these against the appropriate conditions.

Anne Pemberton

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