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

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <GV@TRACE.WISC.EDU>
Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 15:39:39 -0600
To: "'phoenixl'" <phoenixl@sonic.net>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000e01c1bb20$4623e670$da17a8c0@laptop600>

Clearly - it is to be accessible.  But if no version works across
disabilities then how  do we make sure that one of your disabilities
isn't handled with one version,  and one is handled by another.   So you
can't use either.

I don't like having to require that one version be for all either.   But
I don't see another solution.

Can you think of a solution that will guarantee that a persons multiple
disabilities won't be split across different versions?  

Gregg



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Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 


> -----Original Message-----
> From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf
> Of phoenixl
> Sent: Friday, February 15, 2002 1:12 PM
> To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> Subject: Re: NEW Checkpoint 4.S.1 (taken from S-1. Goes in Section 4.
)
> 
> Hi,
> 
> 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?
> 
> Scott
> 
> 
> > NEW CHECKPOINT PROPOSAL
> > 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 Thursday, 21 February 2002 16:39:48 GMT

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