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RE: Open Issue 486 - Synchronization WCAG with ACCLIP Specifications

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 10:34:26 -0600
Message-ID: <6EED8F7006A883459D4818686BCE3B3B035EE8D3@MAIL01.austin.utexas.edu>
To: "Gregg Vanderheiden" <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Gregg asks:

"Q:  Are we out of synch with ACCLIP?"

As far as I can tell WCAG 2.0 supports ACLIP, specifically the
Accessibility data structure that is part of the Learner Information
Packaging model. The Accessibility data structure includes information
about individual learns' accessibility needs, including information
about the language(s) they read (supported by 3.1.1 and 3.1.2), their
language proficiency (e.g., reading ability; supported by 3.1.5) and
other preferences (e.g., whether the learner does best with written
material, visual material, auditory material-- nothing in WCAG
interferes with that, and the techniques for meeting 3.1.5 support it).
The accessibility data about an individual learner can also include
information about their disabilities-- e.g., the learner is blind, is
Deaf, etc.; the whole point of WCAG is to support such needs.

Hope this helps.

PS: I added the ACLIP stuff to the Resources section for How to Meet SC
3.1.5. For anyone who wants to look at the ACLIP materials now, here's
the URI:
http://www.imsglobal.org/profiles/lipinfo01.html#tab6.3


"Good design is accessible design."

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin 
FAC 248C 
1 University Station G9600 
Austin, TX 78712 
ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu 
Web http://www.utexas.edu/research/accessibility 



-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Gregg Vanderheiden
Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 9:45 AM
To: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: Open Issue 486 - Synchronization WCAG with ACCLIP
Specifications



OK

Is this sufficient to address this person's comment?  We don't
necessarily have to produce a synchronization report.  But can someone
who is familiar with ACCLIP tell me if we are out of synch?

Q:  Are we out of synch with ACCLIP?

Thanks very much. 

Gregg

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Behalf Of Roberto Scano (IWA/HWG)
Sent: Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:37 AM
To: john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu; gv@trace.wisc.edu; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: RE: Open Issue 486 - Synchronization WCAG with ACCLIP
Specifications


I agree with John.

----- Messaggio originale -----
    Da: "John M Slatin"<john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
    Inviato: 11/03/06 1.21.27
    A: "Gregg Vanderheiden"<gv@trace.wisc.edu>,
"w3c-wai-gl@w3.org"<w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
    Oggetto: RE: Open Issue 486 - Synchronization WCAG with ACCLIP
Specifications
    
    Gregg asked:
     
    <blockquote>
    I would also suggest synchronizing WCAG guidelines with components
of
    the IMS ACCLIP specifications.
    
     
    
    Anyone got any comments on this one?
    
     
    </blockquote>
     
    The closest we get to this is the following example from How to Meet
    3.1.5:
     
    <blockquote
 
cite="http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20051123/Overvie
    w.html#meaning-supplements">
    3. An e-learning application.
     
    An online course about Spanish cultural history includes a unit on
    Moorish architecture. The unit includes text written for students
with
    different reading
    abilities. Photographs and drawings of buildings illustrate
    architectural concepts and styles. Graphic organizers are used to
    illustrate complex relationships,
    and an audio version using synthetic speech is available. The
metadata
    for each version describes the academic level of the content and
    includes a readability
    score based on formulas developed for Spanish-language text. The
    learning application uses this metadata and metadata about the
students
    to provide versions
    of instructional content that match the needs of individual
students.
    
    </blockquote>
     
    I had the IMS Learner Information Profile in mind when I wrote this
    example, but didn't mention it by name; we could add it to the
Resources
    section for 3.1.5 (I think I had included it in some draft for 3.1
last
    year).
     
    John
    
    "Good design is accessible design."
    
    Dr. John M. Slatin, Director 
    Accessibility Institute
    University of Texas at Austin 
    FAC 248C 
    1 University Station G9600 
    Austin, TX 78712 
    ph 512-495-4288, fax 512-495-4524 
    email jslatin@mail.utexas.edu 
    Web  <http://www.ital.utexas.edu/>
    

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