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Re: Mechanism Disclaimer

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:18:45 +0000
To: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
CC: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>, IG - WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <E8F1E840-0735-4E5E-A38D-A3210157E5BD@nomensa.com>
Gregg wrote:

> “Mechanism is available” is a very powerful and forward looking approach

Yes, and to be clear I wasn’t being critical of its use in WCAG 2.0. In those cases the onus was (and mostly still is) on the author to provide the mechanism.

However, for these adaptation SCs the onus is on the user to provide the mechanism, and for the author not to disrupt their use of it. In that way it is similar to 2.1.1 Keyboard. The user brings the keyboard, the site should enable that usage by using proper HTML inputs/links/buttons, not using dodgy event handling etc.


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