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Do genneral techniques apply to Excel documents

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 20:28:53 -0400
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To: "'WCAG'" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
At the risk of stirring up another controversial topic... 

 

Some Governments and other entities are moving to WCAG 2 in a very specific
way, requiring that the WCAG 2.0 can only be met using listed sufficient
WCAG 2.0 techniques. 

 

It appears that if an MS Office document is posted at an HTTP address it
qualifies as web content, it can be opened with a viewer that is free (i.e.,
the free Excel Viewer) and opened in a browser using things like Google
docs, or MS Office Online in IE etc...

 

But we do not have any Excel techniques, and at this point who knows if we
ever will, or should...

 

However there are 202 general techniques that apply to any technology,
including I would assume, Excel. It appears, every Success Criteria has a
corresponding General Technique. In a cursory view I see no barriers to
meeting the WCAG 2.0 using General Techniques applied to Excel documents for
those entities that require only Sufficient techniques to be used to meet
compliance.

 

Thoughts?

 

Cheers

David MacDonald

www.eramp.com 
Received on Wednesday, 6 July 2011 00:29:36 GMT

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