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Re: Errata on WCAG 2.0 1.3.3 and 1.4.1

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 17:48:05 +0000
To: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D235AE1F-85C1-49B7-B306-F002077217F7@adobe.com>
>Adding 'color' to the SC now will make one conclude with certainty
>that WCAG 2.0 does not include  or mean to include 'color' for SC
>1.3.3.

Actually, the first step is to add this to the editorial errata list for WCAG 2.0, which will make one conclude with certainty that WCAG 2.0 does include color in 1.3.3. Does that make sense? Then, since the change is editorial we will make the textual change in WCAG 2.1 to avoid people needing to check the errata (which people generally don’t do).

AWK

>
>On 5/17/17, Repsher, Stephen J <stephen.j.repsher@boeing.com> wrote:
>> +1
>>
>> Steve
>>
>> From: Andrew Kirkpatrick [mailto:akirkpat@adobe.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 10:21 PM
>> To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
>> Subject: Errata on WCAG 2.0 1.3.3 and 1.4.1
>>
>> Gregg suggested (correctly, I believe) that the original intent of 1.3.3 and
>> 1.4.1 is being misunderstood due to the language of the notes.
>>
>> The suggestion is to remove the notes for both SC and the explicitly add
>> “color” to the list of sensory characteristics in 1.3.3:
>>
>> 1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics: Instructions provided for understanding and
>> operating content do not rely solely on sensory characteristics of
>> components such as shape, size, @@color,@@ visual location, orientation, or
>> sound.
>>
>> Color is clearly a sensory characteristic, so we could also just handle the
>> addition of “color” in the understanding document but I think that given
>> that color is explicitly discussed in 1.4.1 it may decrease possible
>> misunderstandings.
>>
>> Step one is to add this to the errata document. Step two would be to
>> implement the change in the WCAG 2.1 release.
>>
>> What do people think?
>>
>> Thanks,
>> AWK
>>
>> Andrew Kirkpatrick
>> Group Product Manager, Accessibility
>> Adobe
>>
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