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Re: [issue 499] Proposal to close issue

From: Lisa Seeman <lisa@ubaccess.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 19:38:25 +0200
To: wendy@w3.org, w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Message-id: <039101c4f997$b716f710$2f49003e@IBMA4E63BE0B9E>
I agree

now we need the syntax to support it

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Wendy Chisholm
  To: wai-gl
  Sent: Wednesday, January 12, 2005 11:35 PM
  Subject: [issue 499] Proposal to close issue

  Issue 499 [0]
  2 September 2003, Greg Gay wrote [1]:

  New Guideline Suggested for Section 3 Understandable
  3.5 [EXTENDED] Minimize the use of repetitive and non-meaningful content.

  A guideline is needed to encourage  reducing information overload for
  screen reader users, and users with cognitive disabilities, essentially
  minimizing, or providing a means to minimize complexity. Within the
  Understandable guidelines an additional extended guideline should be
  introduced that requires minimizing the amount of irrelevant or
  non-meaningful or repetitive information. Such instances might include
  using an empty Alt attribute to cause AT to ignore meaningless images,
  using and empty summary attribute for irrelevant layout tables,  or
  using empty Alt for icon links reproduced as alternative text links so
  links are not announced twice....
  [end of Greg's comment]

  The examples that he gives seem to be addressed by the current Guideline
  Level 1 Success Criterion #4 "Non-text content that does not provide
  information, functionality, or sensory experience is marked such that it
  can be ignored by assistive technology."

  I propose that we close issue 499 since this issue seems to be addressed
  by Guideline 1.1.


  [0] <http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=499>

  wendy a chisholm
  world wide web consortium
  web accessibility initiative
Received on Thursday, 13 January 2005 17:46:10 UTC

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