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Request for feedback on Gateway to Techniques working draft

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 08:13:26 -0500
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I'm writing on behalf of myself and Tom Croucher to request feedback on
the new Working Draft of Gateway to Techniques for WCAG 2.0 published on
30 July. 
The draft is available at
This draft treats only Guideline 1.1 and is not complete (for example,
there is no discussion of how to describe complex images such as charts,
graphs, maps, etc., or works of visual art, as required under Level 1;
and there is no discussion of the Level 3 requirement to provide a text
transcript for multimedia that includes both the caption-text and
transcriptions of all audio description).
Despite this incompleteness, the draft does serve to indicate the
general approach we're taking in this document. But before we go much
farther, it would help us to get some feedback from the list: 
The Gateway document is meant to help people move from the high-level
principles and success criteria specified in WCAG 2.0 to the detailed
tips on implementation in the technology-specific Techniques documents
(such as HTML and CSS Techniques).  Given this role, does the 30 July
Working Draft of Gateway address the *kinds* of issues you would expect?
Is the document clear and understandable? Does the general approach seem
to make sense?
If your answer to any of those questions is "No," please help us out by
explaining the problem(s) as you see it (them) and, if you can, suggest
what would work better.
Thanks very much!
John and Tom

"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin
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