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Re: Mechanism Disclaimer

From: Patrick H. Lauke <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:53:24 +0000
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On 23/01/2017 19:06, Gregg C Vanderheiden wrote:

> what we worked with in WCAG was
> Available in most of the major free (FF, IE, Saf, Chrome, etc)  and esp
> the default  (IE Saf) browsers
> the default were particularly important since there are many places
> where people are only allowed to use the default browsers

Assuming though that something isn't available in a default browser, 
isn't it the responsibility (potentially even legal responsibility, if 
it's an employer for instance, at least in certain countries) of the 
"place" to provide the users with suitable user agents that cover their 
needs? Many such places may not provide other things such as screen 
readers...but the expectation is not that authors would then need to 
make their sites self-voicing (though yes, there is of course no similar 
"a mechanism is available" about this scenario in WCAG per se, but 
conceptually this is related).

Patrick H. Lauke

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