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RE: Agenda April 29th: Level 1 Success Criteria

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2004 11:28:22 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <auto-000022003573@spamarrest.com>

Good point


So it looks like Level 1 items should be something of the form


 "Do it directly or in a way that a user agent can present it" 


And level 2 (or 3 ) might be


 "Do it directly"






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


From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Sailesh Panchang
Sent: Thursday, April 29, 2004 10:59 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: Agenda April 29th: Level 1 Success Criteria


1. That is the issue I have been raising on the list and in last week's call
: the main distinction between level 1 and 2 is freedom of content
presentation. At least this was the assumption till the March 11 draft. This
was the basis for categorizing criteria as level 1 and 2. Now the   words:

"    2. Achieve a minimum level of accessibility through markup,...",
require us to reconsider the classification. 

And should we throw  the concept of "freedom of content     presentation"
out of the window? Ref: mails from John and Charles.

2. And is use of mark-up etc the only way of providing "minimum
accessibility"? Consider a link to an audio presentation. The author might
present the text transcript on the same page itself. This I suppose  is
"direct accessibility without requiring intervention by user agents or
assistive technology", and  is hence a level 2 resolution of the problem. So
complying with a level 2 criterion can also ensure minimum accessibility- a
feature of level  1 at present. In other words minimum accessibility can be
provided by a level 1 or 2 criteria, right?   

Using a title attribute on an image is  markup and when used along with alt
enhances accessibility. It depends on user agent and AT. So it is a level 1
criteria that is  doing the  enhancement. Right?

Looks like we  still have some way to go!

Sailesh Panchang
Senior Accessibility Engineer 
Deque Systems,11180  Sunrise Valley Drive, 
4th Floor, Reston VA 20191
Tel: 703-225-0380 Extension 105 
E-mail: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Fax: 703-225-0387
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