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3.1.4 Step 1.d: Define the Context of Website Use

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2012 00:27:06 +0200
Message-ID: <5049233A.3010908@w3.org>
To: David MacDonald <David100@sympatico.ca>, Eric Velleman <E.Velleman@bartimeus.nl>
CC: WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Eval TF <public-wai-evaltf@w3.org>
Hi David,

Ref: <http://www.w3.org/WAI/ER/conformance/ED-methodology-20120904#step1d>

During the WCAG WG you spotted a paragraph that could be misread:

[[
This definition of target users and tools must meet the terms defined in 
WCAG 2.0 Level of Assistive Technology Support Needed for "Accessibility 
Support" and must be used throughout the evaluation. For example, it is 
not possible to evaluate some pages with one set of tools and other 
pages with another set. Accessibility support must be uniform throughout 
a single website.
]]

AFAIK the intent was not that the evaluator needs to test with the same 
set of tools but rather that there is consistent support for a minimum 
set of browsers and assistive technologies across the website.

How about this suggestion to replace the paragraph above:

[[
This definition of target users and tools needs to meet the terms 
defined in WCAG 2.0 Level of Assistive Technology Support Needed for 
"Accessibility Support" and needs to be supported throughout the 
website. For example, if one part of a website is accessible using one 
set of tools that is different from a set of tools is needed to access 
another part of the same website then the website is effectively not 
accessible for some users. Accessibility support needs to be uniform 
throughout a single website.
]]

Does that address your concern?

Regards,
   Shadi

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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Activity Lead, W3C/WAI International Program Office
Evaluation and Repair Tools Working Group (ERT WG)
Research and Development Working Group (RDWG)
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