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RE: 1.4.1 clarification

From: Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2011 16:27:55 +0100
To: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
CC: "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <A169BAD2C2DC6D418270CDC03DF5CDF43996B23EEF@EGEN-MBX02.campus.ads.uwe.ac.uk>
Yes, but you still need sufficient techniques (whether your own or the working group) to meet the success criteria

"The "sufficient techniques" are considered sufficient by the WCAG Working Group to meet the success criteria. However, it is not necessary to use these particular techniques. If techniques are used other than those listed by the Working Group, then some other method for establishing the technique's ability to meet the Success Criteria would be needed."

-----Original Message-----
From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis [mailto:bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com] 
Sent: 05 September 2011 15:30
To: Gavin Thomas
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: Re: 1.4.1 clarification

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 2:44 PM, Gavin Thomas <Gavin.Thomas@uwe.ac.uk> wrote:
>>Sufficient techniques are advisory only; they do not impact WCAG conformance.
> " Under each guideline, there are Success Criteria that describe specifically what must be achieved in order to conform to this standard. They are similar to the "checkpoints" in WCAG 1.0. Each Success Criterion is written as a statement that will be either true or false when specific Web content is tested against it. The Success Criteria are written to be technology neutral.
> All WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria are written as testable criteria for objectively determining if content satisfies the Success Criteria.

Yes, those are Success Criteria, not "Sufficient Techniques".

Success Criteria are what you have to conform with. Ignore the "Sufficient Techniques" if they're confusing you; they are purely advisory material.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis

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