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Re: WCAG2 Conformance Example Files

From: Chris Ridpath <chris.ridpath@utoronto.ca>
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2006 10:57:25 -0400
Message-ID: <004101c688b0$5b3f1400$e29a968e@WILDDOG>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, "'WAI WCAG List'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Gregg,

> Yes the first one passes at Level 1.
> Level 1 does not guarantee access to content without any action on user's
> part or any use of AT.
>
I looked at the conformance section for the Nov. 23, 2005 version of the 
WCAG 2 and for level 1 it stated:
"Achieve a minimum level of accessibility through markup, scripting, or 
other technologies that interact with or enable access through user agents, 
including assistive technologies."

That seems to mean what you've stated. However the current draft (April 27, 
2006 - last call working draft) is changed to simply:
"Achieve a minimum level of accessibility."

There's nothing there about user action to access the information. I think 
many people would consider good color contrast to be a minimum level of 
accessibility.
http://checker.atrc.utoronto.ca/docs/file1.html

Is there something else in the conformance section that adds the "user 
action" provision?

Cheers,
Chris
Received on Monday, 5 June 2006 14:58:31 GMT

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