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Re: WCAG 2.0 usage scenarios

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 13:11:22 -0400
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To: Doyle <dburnett@sesa.org>, <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>, Web Content Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

The "Authoring Scenarios for Device Independence" is available at: 

In "Usage Scenarios for WCAG 2.0" [1] (a very rough initial draft that 
outlines some ideas), I link to specific sections of "Authoring Scenarios 
for Device Independence".

For example, "Layout Designer, Stylistic Designer, Interaction Designer, 
Navigation Designer" [2]  links to section 2.1 of "Authoring Scenarios for 
Device Independence."  [3]

The document, "How People with Disabilities Use the Web" is an important 
piece of the puzzle that is included in the list of "WCAG2.0-related 
documents."  It does a good job of outlining how people with disabilities 
use the Web.


[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2002/09/authoring-scenarios.html
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2002/09/authoring-scenarios.html#Designer
[3] http://www.w3.org/2001/di/public/as/as-draft-20020729.html#sec-designers
At 12:47 PM 9/27/02, Doyle wrote:

>To the group and Jason in particular, can you send me the link to the device
>independent scenarios that you speak of.  I did find some scenarios related
>to device independence but in my reading they had everything to do with
>people and their particular need in terms of accessibility and not role
>specific (other than the person they are) - maybe I am confused.
>(http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/PWD-Use-Web/Overview.html).  Is this the
>direction we are talking about (the above link)?
>I see web designer and policy maker roles at an organizational level as
>being potentially all over the map.  It would be (I feel) virtually
>impossible for us either tell or know what it is that certain individuals
>within some organizational structure ought to be doing.
>As I said, in yesterday's audio conference, I would give my first best shot
>at writing up some scenarios as they relate to accessible design and
>development features.  When I look at what and how I wrote my first few
>scenarios, they fall in-line with what I read from the link above.  Am I on
>the right track?  The scenarios I read (if the correct ones) were nicely
>done, easy to understand and something I think needs to be employed into our
>Your input is desired.
>Doyle Burnett
>Education Specialist
>Multiple Disabilities Program
> > From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au>
> > Reply-To: jasonw@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au
> > Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 17:55:12 +1000
> > To: Web Content Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> > Subject: RE: WCAG 2.0 usage scenarios
> > Resent-From: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
> > Resent-Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 03:55:31 -0400 (EDT)
> >
> >
> > In the device independence authoring scenarios document, on which
> > Wendy wisely based the list of categories, these are discussed in
> > terms of roles rather than people: what needs to be determined is the
> > interplay between each of  the roles and the technology, or, in our
> > case, the documents. Obviously, some sites are implemented by only one
> > person, who assumes, at different stages during the development
> > process, each of the roles that Wendy identified. In other cases the
> > roles will be distributed among different developers or groups
> > thereof. Thus I think it is best to rework the document to make it
> > clear that we are discussing the roles that implementors have in
> > developing content, rather than trying to classify people by
> > occupational category.
> >
> >

wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
seattle, wa usa
Received on Friday, 27 September 2002 13:04:14 UTC

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