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Re: Problems with OTACS-2

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2001 14:22:34 -0400
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To: Graham Oliver <graham_oliver@yahoo.com>, gian@stanleymilford.com.au
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
This is a good question.  I think this is how I see it:
1. the CHECKPOINTS describe how to make content accessible for people with disabilities
2. the PRIORITIES help the content provider determine where to start.

Every checkpoint should help make content more accessible.  Ideally a content provider would conform to all of them.  However, a list of ten is easier for the content provider to swallow than a list of 21.  We don't want to overwhelm them or they won't do anything.

The OTACS-2 minimal set puts priority on those things that only the content provider can provide.


At 01:03 PM 10/26/01, Graham Oliver wrote:

>OTACS-2 is difficult to elucidate / explain.  Its
>premise has moved away from users and their access due
>to disabilities. 
>Appears to be appeasing developers/ content authors,
>when I believe WCAG's primary aim to help user groups,
>and our secondary aim is to make it as easy as
>possible for the authors.
>eg. what is the theory behind this (as explained to a
>business manager)?
>Yes I agree with this point.
>Perhaps if Wendy elucidated her rationale for the
>distinction she came up with that would be helpful.
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wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium 
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
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