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Re: use PICS for accessibility?

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Aug 2002 17:58:06 -0400
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To: Charles McCathieNevile <charles@w3.org>, Roberto Scano - IWA/HWG <rscano@iwa-italy.org>
Cc: WCAG List <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

The metadata discussion was formalized in the WCAG 1.0 Errata at:

At 09:54 AM 8/19/02, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:

>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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wendy a chisholm
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web accessibility initiative
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