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WCAG 1.0 checkpoints by relevant content type

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 09:24:40 -0400 (EDT)
To: WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0110220919470.23460-100000@tux.w3.org>
I thought this might be an interesting background for looking at techniques
documents - both for WCAG 1 and the technology-specific approaches for WCAG 2
(go via the checkpoint mapping to see what it leads to).

It is a piece from a draft of the ATAG techniques which details types of tool
according to the kind of content they deal with. It then has suggestions for
what checkpoiints would need to be tested if that content tool had a template
or presupplied content.

For example, it is reasonable to expect that a tool for multimedia content
would have some clip-art, and so it should be checked whether there is an
existing text equivalent (checkpoint 1.1). But a programming tool (e.g. a
scripting environment) is less likely to have this, and instead it might have
presupplied scripts, so one should test for a functionality of those when
scripting is turned off (checkpoint 6.3)

Anyway, the document is at http://www.w3.org/2001/10/wcag1-tooltypes - if
nothing else the AU working group would be happy to have feedback on it...



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