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Request for feedback on Working Draft of Gateway to Techniques

From: John M Slatin <john_slatin@austin.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2004 08:23:04 -0500
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    I'm writing on behalf of myself and Tom Croucher to request feedback
on the new Working Draft of Gateway to Techniques for WCAG 2.0 published
on 30 July.

The draft is available at

This draft treats only Guideline 1.1 and is not complete (for example,
there is no discussion of how to describe complex images such as charts,
maps, etc., or works of visual art, as required under Level 1; and there
is no discussion of the Level 3 requirement to provide a text transcript
for multimedia
that includes both the caption-text and transcriptions of all audio

Despite this incompleteness, the draft does serve to indicate the
general approach we're taking in this document. But before we go much
farther, it would
help us to get some feedback from the list:

The Gateway document is meant to help people move from the high-level
principles and success criteria specified in WCAG 2.0 to the detailed
tips on implementation
in the technology-specific Techniques documents (such as HTML and CSS
Techniques).  Given this role, does the 30 July Working Draft of Gateway
the *kinds* of issues you would expect? Is the document clear and
understandable? Does the general approach seem to make sense?

If your answer to any of those questions is "No," please help us out by
explaining the problem(s) as you see it (them) and, if you can, suggest
what would
work better. Please send your responses to
Thanks very much!
John and Tom

"Good design is accessible design." 
John Slatin, Ph.D.
Director, Accessibility Institute
University of Texas at Austin
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Austin, TX 78712
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