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Re: color issue regarding separation of presentation and content

From: Matt May <mcmay@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 2002 09:25:24 -0700
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
To: Jonathan Chetwynd <j.chetwynd@btinternet.com>
Message-Id: <DE4AEBD4-E5DA-11D6-B01F-000393B628BC@w3.org>

On Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at 07:49  AM, Jonathan Chetwynd wrote:
> Does svg allow for user control of the color experience?

Yes. See the "Accessibility Features of SVG" Note [1], written by 
Charles McCathieNevile and Marja-Riitta Koivunen of W3C/WAI.

> There are tools under development, such as annotea, svg, and png, they 
> are not being discussed by WAI, and I for one have concerns about the 
> way the web is developing.

It would be difficult in the extreme for Annotea to be designed without 
WAI feedback, since Marja leads the project and Chaals is a regular 

I think you may want to review the role of WAI in W3C standards 
development, particularly that of the Protocols and Formats Working 
Group[2], which is explicitly chartered to review all W3C technologies 
for accessibility.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG-access/
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/

Matt May, Web Accessibility Specialist, Web Accessibility Initiative 
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C/MIT) http://www.w3.org/WAI/
200 Technology Square, NE43-342, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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