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Re: Special Web Page Proposal for W3C site - discussing proper use of WCAG Techniques

From: Detlev Fischer <detlev.fischer@testkreis.de>
Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2013 12:18:43 +0100 (CET)
To: gv@trace.wisc.edu,jbrewer@w3.org
Cc: w3c-wai-gl@w3.org,shawn@w3.org,public-wai-evaltf@w3.org
Message-Id: <20130216111843.B7C566820572@dd24924.kasserver.com>
Hi Greg,
I think it is good to clarify the role of techniques, and this is a good start.. However, if this document If this aimed at including comments from people with disabilities (and I assume this is the case), a platform more accessible than Google docs  would be preferable. This doesn't seem to be keyboard accessible...
Regards, Detlev


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----- Original Message -----
From: gv@trace.wisc.edu
To: jbrewer@w3.org
Date: 15.02.2013 19:19:59
Subject: Re: Special Web Page Proposal for W3C site - discussing proper use of WCAG Techniques


> Happy to coordinate with EOWG
> 
> I think we need to have this completed by next Tuesday (as I understand it) in order for them to cite it in their next draft.
> 
> Judy, Shawn,  how might we do this coordination?     Select a group from each who are interested in meet to discuss? 
> 
> thx
> 
> Gregg
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
> Director Trace R&D Center
> Professor Industrial & Systems Engineering
> and Biomedical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison
> Technical Director - Cloud4all Project - http://Cloud4all.info
> Co-Director, Raising the Floor - International - http://Raisingthefloor.org
> and the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Project -  http://GPII.net
> 
> On Feb 15, 2013, at 11:05 AM, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org> wrote:
> 
>> Gregg,
>> 
>> [Adding Shawn Henry, EOWG Chair, in copy]
>> 
>> Interesting approach. There does seem to be a need for clearer (and/or more prominent) guidance on when to, and when not to, rely on the various different categories of WCAG2 Techniques.
>> 
>> But we don't want to inadvertently introduce any other confusion in this area. I believe that the Education and Outreach Working Group has already been looking at this question somewhat and I recommend that any updated messaging in this area be explored jointly with them.
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> 
>> - Judy
>> 
>> At 05:56 PM 2/14/2013 -0600, Gregg Vanderheiden wrote:
>> 
>>> We have for some time had a problem with people misunderstanding WCAG 2.0 Techniques and Failures.  Many have thought that the Techniques were required in order to conform to WCAG 2.0.    We have done a number of things to address this -  but not always with success.
>>> 
>>> A suggestion was made that we create a single page with a simple message that could be pointed to by people wishing to make proper use of the Techniques clear.   It was pointed out that such a page would be useful to many stakeholders and organizations, including the WCAG 2.0 Evaluation Taskforce.
>>> 
>>> Such a page is posted for comments and suggestions at  <http://tinyurl.com/WCAGTechNote>http://tinyurl.com/WCAGTechNote
>>> 
>>> This page allows you to directly comment on the page.   The page will be edited dynamically, so you can return to the page to see changes.  You can also subscribe to the page to have comments and changes sent to you directly as they happen.  (click on the Comments button and select "notification options".)
>>> 
>>> The options you will find there are
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>>> Gregg
>>> --------------------------------------------------------
>>> Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
>>> Director Trace R&D Center
>>> Professor Industrial & Systems Engineering
>>> and Biomedical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison
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