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Re: NEW Checkpoint 4.S.1 (taken from S-1. Goes in Section 4. )

From: phoenixl <phoenixl@sonic.net>
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 11:11:38 -0800
Message-Id: <200202151911.g1FJBcPh000864@newbolt.sonic.net>
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org

Looking at this from the point of the web page developer, it is not clear
that the effort that would be involved with producing a version that
meets all the guidelines would actually address the needs of people with
multiple disabilities.  Given that web page developers have finite resources.
is this really the best way for them to use their resources?

In a way, this goes back to what is the purpose of the guidelines.  Is it
for everyone to use the same web pages or is it for people to have access
to the information and functionality provided on web pages?


> Based upon our discussions at the meeting yesterday
> Checkpoint 4.S.1
>  If you are serving content in different forms to different users to
> comply with the guidelines, then at least one version must meet all the
> guidelines (with which compliance is asserted) and that form must be
> complete and up to date:
> Success Criteria
>     1) that version provides accessible forms of all the content that is
> provided in the default presentation 
>     2) that version can be obtained from visiting the same URI 
>     3) that version is always up to date (same content) as default
>     4) that version can be easily selected by users using technologies
> that area accessible under these guidelines  (e.g. you don't have to
> operate an inaccessible technology in order to request the accessible
> form of the content)
> NOTE: The reason that one version must be used to meet all the
> guidelines instead of using different versions to meet different
> guidelines is to allow access by people having multiple disabilities --
> and because authors may not understand which combinations of guidelines
> must be used together to provide access. 
> Gregg
Received on Friday, 15 February 2002 14:11:43 UTC

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