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RE: Exclusion of Visual Readers with Low Vision form WCAG 2.0 and the 508 Revise

From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2011 16:18:10 -0500
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF285F60E8.0C1F3C68-ON8625792D.00744473-8625792D.0075059E@us.ibm.com>
I would add mention of the W3C WAI "Authoring Tools Accessibility 
Guidelines (ATAG)" to this list of what is still needed.  Tools, and I 
also include toolkits, UI widget kits, checkers, templates, etc. go a lot 
further in both educating and enforcing the best practices and policies of 
accessibility.

What is still needed:

* Better, more user-friendly support for User-supplied style sheets in the 

modern browser.
* Stronger legislation and enforcement at the Federal and State levels, 
both 
in the USA and in other countries around the world, directed at software 
vendors and content authors.
* Better education directed at content authors to use appropriate 
structural 
markup, and to have a cleaner separation of content and style (i.e. linked 

style-sheets rather than embedded or in-line style markup).

Regards,
Phill Jenkins, 
IBM Research - Human Ability & Accessibility Center
Received on Tuesday, 18 October 2011 21:20:00 GMT

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