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RE: 3.1: Action item re foreign passages

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2005 10:55:25 -0500
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B012485D4@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Tim Boland" <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Cc: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Tim Boland wrote:

<blockquote>
Every attempt has been made to make WCAG 2.0 as 
readable and usable as possible while still retaining the accuracy and
clarity 
needed in a technical specification. For first time users, the work of
the 
Education and Outreach Working Group of the Web Accessibility Initiative
is 
highly recommended. In particular, Getting Started: Making a Web Site 
Accessible.
</blockquote>

Thanks, Tim.  If we think about this from the standpoint of GL 3.1 L2
SC2 (foreign language passages), would you argue that the site I
described in the scenario fails WCAG 2.0 because the data-entry form
doesn't comply with ATAG (i.e., doesn't allow (force?) authors to
identify the language they're using if it's not the default?

John


"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tim Boland [mailto:frederick.boland@nist.gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 07, 2005 10:43 am
To: John M Slatin
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: Re: 3.1: Action item re foreign passages


The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 WD is currently 
being "reworked",
  with the current proposal having Guidelines Part A: make the authoring

interface
  accessible, and Guidelines Part B: support the production of
accessible 
content.  WCAG is
referenced normatively as the determinant of what constitutes accessible

Web content.
in the "reworking" of ATAG2.0 WD..


  At 09:24 AM 6/7/2005 -0500, you wrote:

>The current internal/editor's draft contains the following Editor's 
>note about this (the wording of the note was agreed at the July 2004 
>f2f in Redwood Shores [1]):
>
><blockquote cite="http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/">
>Editor's Note #2: We are currently looking at how to handle unknown or 
>community-contributed, authored units that are created using an 
>aggregator supplied tool. If the aggregator-supplied tool conforms to
>
>ATAG, can ATAG conformance be used to imply that the aggregated content

>conforms to WCAG? </blockquote>
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