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Re: Conformance: sufficient techniques para

From: <boland@nist.gov>
Date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 21:46:57 -0500
Message-ID: <1170816417.45c93da11ae31@webmail.nist.gov>
To: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Cc: List WAI GL <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

Thanks for this work.  I don't understand the need for the final sentence of 
the paragraph.  Specifically, how can one objectively 
measure/determine/test "expertise" of an organization or individual in WCAG2.0 
requirements, and how is this relevant?  Wouldn't it suffice for providers of 
externally provided techniques to document exactly how satisfaction of such 
techniques (via testing) would meet applicable WCAG2.0 requirements according 
to these providers, without regard for measuring their "expertise"?

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST


  Quoting Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>:

> 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 proposals introduction 
> <http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2007/01/conformance-revs#conformance>. 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.
> 
> -- 
> 
> Michael Cooper
> Web Accessibility Specialist
> World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
> E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
> Information Page <http://www.w3.org/People/cooper/>
> 
> 
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