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Re: use PICS for accessibility?

From: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 09:54:17 -0400 (EDT)
To: Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
cc: WCAG List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.30.0208190951030.19790-100000@tux.w3.org>

Hi Roberto

Cool idea. It was done -

The EARL work is designed to use RDF to provide a more powerful version of
this - see http://www.w3.org/2001/03/earl for an old outline and
http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/#earl for links to recent work.

There was also a discussion in this group about a year ago on using metadata
to make conformance claims. I can't find it at the moment though.



On Mon, 19 Aug 2002, Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG wrote:

>Hi group,
>i have think about this a lot before write but i think it could be useful to
>discuss here that is the best place for do this.
>Platform for Internet Content Selection (PICS) - http://www.w3.org/PICS/
>"It was originally designed to help parents and teachers control what
>children access on the Internet, but it also facilitates other uses for
>labels, including code signing and privacy."
>So, why don't create a Label Pic for accessibility level? So, when a website
>respect the level of accessibilty A, AA, AAA, can add a label pic like:
><meta http-equiv="pics-label" content='(PICS-1.1
>"http://www.weburbia.com/safe/ratings.htm" l r (s 0))' />
>This could also be a support for disable users for show only the accessible
>web site (without losing time in flash intro loading, etc.) and an incentive
>for the developers for create accessible web sites.
>What do you think about?
>Roberto Scano

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