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RE: WCAG 2.0 Checkpoint "Handles" or Short Names

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@wiscmail.wisc.edu>
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 2003 10:11:40 -0500
To: "'Katie Haritos-Shea'" <ryladog@earthlink.net>, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-id: <001c01c3462c$6b4f2480$ddf71844@USD320002X>

I like this list 

Couple suggested changes.

1.3  change to  "Separable from Presentation"  or   "Separable".   
		-Rationale.  We don't want to separate presentation.  In
fact you can't.
1.4  change to   "Decodeable".  
		- Rationale.   Unicode only addresses the required success
criteria -- not any of the rest of the checkpoint

Then just shorten the others -- since they only have to be long enough to
jog our memory.
That would make them: 

1. PERCEIVABLE
	1.1. [c] Text Equivalents
	1.2. [c] Synchronized Equivalents
	1.3. [c] Separable from Presentation   (or just Separable)
	1.4. [c] Decodable
	1.5. Emphasize Structure
	1.6. Fore/Background

2. OPERABLE
	2.1. [c] Keyboard 
	2.2. [c] Time-Limits
	2.3. [c] Flicker
	2.4. Orientation
	2.5. Errors 

3. UNDERSTANDABLE
	3.1. [c] Language ID
	3.2. [c] Abbvs. Etc.
	3.3. Complexity
	3.4. Predictable Layout	

4. ROBUST
	4.1. [c] Specs & Stds
	4.2. Legacy
	4.3. Accessible or Alternative

Thanks Katie.

Anyone want to take another pass?  
We need to look at how we would use these -- and then can see if these are
good enough or need to be longer to catch all.   Remember - if they are long
enough to make sense in and of themselves, they will be used INSTEAD of the
guidelines in short listings and this is not good.
 
Gregg

 -- ------------------------------ 
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
Professor - Ind. Engr. & BioMed Engr.
Director - Trace R & D Center 
University of Wisconsin-Madison 


Easily Scannable List to Quickly Identify Topic................

1. PERCEIVABLE
	1.1. [core] Text Equivalents
	1.2. [core] Synch (Synchronize) Media
	1.3. [core] Separate Presentation
	1.4. [core] Unicode 
	1.5. Emphasize Structure
	1.6. Fore and Background Info Clarity


2. OPERABLE
	2.1. [core] Keyboard Operable
	2.2. [core] Time-Limit Control (s)
	2.3. [core] Flicker
	2.4. User Orientation
	2.5. Error Recovery


3. UNDERSTANDABLE
	3.1. [core] Language ID
	3.2. [core] Abbreviations & Acronyms
	3.3. Complexity Control
	3.4. Predictable Layout	


4. ROBUST
	4.1. [core] Adhere to Technical Specifications OR Follow Standards
	4.2. Site HELP and Legacy Support OR Site Documentation and
Backwards Compatibility
	4.3. Support Accessibility APIs & Alternate Formats


NOTE: New Contact Phone Numbers for Katie (Below)

Katie Haritos-Shea

Section 508 Technical Policy Analyst
CESSI Accessible Solutions

6858 Old Dominion Drive
Suite #250
McLean, Virginia, USA
22101

mailto:kshea@cessi.net
mailto:ryladog@earthlink.net

Voice: 703-448-6155
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