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RE: Conformance: sufficient techniques para

From: Slatin, John M <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 16:21:11 -0600
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To: "Michael Cooper" <cooper@w3.org>, "List WAI GL" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Thanks, Michael.
 
I still find the following sentences hard to understand, because the
"not necessary .... also not necessary construction" is, um, difficult
to parse unambiguously.
 
<blockquote>It is not necessary to pass all tests for all techniques,
only for at least one sufficient technique
per success criterion. It is also not necessary to meet the requirements
of the success criterion using the techniques identified as sufficient
in the documentation provided by the working group. </blockquote>
 
Here is my proposal for those two sentences:
 
<proposed>
For any success criterion, it is only necessary to pass the test(s) for
the sufficient technique(s)  or combination of techniques used in the
content. However, it is not necessary to meet the requirements of the
success criterion using the techniques identified as sufficient in
Understanding WCAG 2.0. 
</proposed>
 
Hope this helps.
John
 
 

"Good design is accessible design." 

Dr. John M. Slatin, Director
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From: w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-gl-request@w3.org] On
Behalf Of Michael Cooper
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 2:01 PM
To: List WAI GL
Subject: Conformance: sufficient techniques para


I have an action
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2006/12/07-wai-wcag-minutes.html#action03>  to
propose a reword of the paragraph on sufficient techniques in the
Conformance
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2007/01/conformance-revs#conformance>
proposals introduction. Here is my proposed rewording for the paragraph
beginning "For each success criterion, there is a list of techniques
deemed by the Working Group to be sufficient to meet the requirement."
Michael


For each success criterion, there is a list of techniques deemed by the
Working Group to be sufficient to meet the requirement. For each
sufficient technique, there is a test to determine whether the technique
has been successfully implemented. If the test(s) for a "sufficient"
technique (or combination of techniques) are passed, then that success
criterion has been met. It is not necessary to pass all tests for all
techniques, only for at least one sufficient technique per success
criterion. It is also not necessary to meet the requirements of the
success criterion using the techniques identified as sufficient in the
documentation provided by the working group. There may be other
techniques, which are not documented by the working group, that would
also meet the success criterion. When using such externally provided
techniques to meet WCAG requirements, it is important that they be
created and documented by individuals or organizations who are expert in
the requirements of WCAG 2.0.


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Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org> 
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