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conformance notes from a reviewer

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 12:15:52 -0500
Message-Id: <200404151715.i3FHFmMN029737@jalopy.cae.wisc.edu>
To: "'WAI-GL'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Here are some comments that just came in from public RE conformance.


I am posting here just to pass them on.  






First of all I want to say this draft is very readable and flows nicely from
section to section.  The "informative" sections are very helpful and are

well-placed.   Below are my general comments and responses to the document:


-How should conformance claims state which guidelines are met? in metadata?

in a site accessibility statement? some other method?

*CJS: Use of logos and metadata with a statement for + status would be my
preferred way of making conformance claims


-How should conformance claims state how many Level 2 criterion are met? In
metadata? With A+n (n=number of AA criterion met)? In a site accessibility
statement? Some other method?

*CJS: I like the A+n conformance claim - though I agree that it is difficult
to compare numerically the accessibility of websites.  Because of this I
think an additional statement should be included about which criteria are


-Is there a separate logo for each level: A, A+, and AA? If so,what does the
logo point to?

*CJS: I would like to see separate logos pointing to descriptions of each
level and linking to the Guideline itself.  I would imagine it would say
something along the lines of: "This logo means that compliance with WCAG 2.0
AA has been met.  This web content conforms to the following accessibility


<snipped out comments made on individual guidelines - which were also good -
to make this post just on conformance which we are discussing later today.
The rest of the comments are all being compiled and entered in Bugzilla>


I hope you find these comments/suggestions constructive.  Feel free to
contact me with any questions.  I look forward to future drafts.




Carol J. Smith

Kognitive Consulting, Inc.






Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D. 
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