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Re: wording placement on techniques for specific technologies

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:56:01 -0400
Message-ID: <CAEy-OxF4AuoirHGWTGx2FCP5_XpeW9cu9NMQhoH-x+9jVq0fdg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Cc: WCAG WG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>

To drive home clarity on this topic for those not familiar with standards
development or lingo - I would suggest adding (from the Understanding page)
the following text - for each of the each technology-specific
are informative—that means they are not required. The basis for determining
conformance to WCAG 2.0 is the success criteria from the WCAG 2.0
standard—not the techniques.*"

Too many  developers and requirements folks just use the single page or
technique to share with colleagues.....I do not want this information to
get lost in those circumstances......


** katie **

Katie Haritos-Shea

Senior Accessibility SME (WCAG/Section 508/ADA)



People may forget exactly what it was that you said or did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.......

Our scars remind us of where we have been........they do not have to
dictate where we are going.

On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 9:22 AM, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org> wrote:

>  Here is a proposal for the remainder of the issue raised in LC-2895 about
> disclaiming the role of techniques for technologies. We already accepted a
> paragraph for the disclaimer. This proposal is intended to increase the
> likelihood of people seeing the disclaimer. It has had preliminary approval
> from people present on last week's WCAG teleconference, and has been
> approved by the EOWG. So now I'm running it by the entire list to solicit
> formal approval from the WCAG WG at next week's meeting. Michael
> For each individual Technique page (e.g., <
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/ARIA1>), update as follows:
>    - Add a new section at the top entitled "Important information about
>    Techniques" with content:
>  See Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria
> <http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/understanding-techniques.html>
> for important information about the usage of these informative techniques
> and how they relate to the normative WCAG 2.0 success criteria. The
> Applicability section explains the scope of the technique, and the presence
> of techniques for a specific technology does not imply that the technology
> can be used in all situations to create content that meets WCAG 2.0.
>    - Delete the section "Techniques are Informative" from the bottom of
>    those pages, since it is made redundant by the above addition at the top of
>    the pages.
> For each technology-specific page (e.g., <
> http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/aria.html>, in the info at the top, add
> the middle paragraph below (wording that WCAG WG & EOWG already agreed
> upon):
> This Web page lists [technology] Techniques from Techniques for WCAG 2.0:
> Techniques and Failures for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0.
> Technology-specific techniques do not replace the general techniques:
> content developers should consider both general techniques and
> technology-specific techniques as they work toward conformance.
> Publication of techniques for a specific technology does not imply that
> the technology can be used in all situations to create content that meets
> WCAG 2.0 success criteria and conformance requirements. Developers need to
> be aware of the limitations of specific technologies and provide content in
> a way that is accessible to people with disabilities.
> For additional important information about the techniques, see
> Introduction to Techniques for WCAG 2.0. For a list of techniques for other
> technologies, see the Table of Contents.
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