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Re: Checkpoint 4.4 Review

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lguarino@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 11:24:37 -0800
Message-Id: <200202221924.LAA15925@patagonia>
To: jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au
cc: Web Content Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Does anyone know what technologies would qualify today under this definitions 
of "widely available"? What technology was supported by 3 screen readers 3 
years ago and 3 user agents 4 years ago?


> Of course we would need a definition of "widely available" and
> probably also some statistics regarding actual use, if such a
> checkpoint were to be made viable. Some success criteria might be as
> follows:
> 1. The technologies on which the content, or an alternative versions
>    thereof, relies:
> a. have been available in at least three independent user agent
> implementations for a period of at least four years.
> b. have been supported by at least three relevant assistive
> technology implementations for a period of at least three years. Where
> specific support from assistive technologies (e.g. on-screen
> keyboards, screen readers, screen magnifiers, voice browsers etc.) is
> not required in order for the implementation technologies under
> consideration to be accessible,
> this success criterion is inapplicable.
> c. there exist internationalized and/or localized versions of such
> user agent and assistive technology implementations. (This needs more
> work - how many are required?)
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