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RE: WCAG vialations or accessibility enhancements

From: ALAN SMITH <alands289@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:56:13 -0500
Message-ID: <5a844e0c.03d0810a.d2947.7f55@mx.google.com>
To: Ramakrishnan Subramanian <ram.eict2013@gmail.com>, "w3c-wai-ig@w3.org" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

I just was starting my day when I saw your email and no one had replied for 8 hours.

Perhaps we are all just getting started?

I was typing a reply when I saw Jon’s reply come in. He provided a link to the landmarks coding which helps you fix your landmarks but he did not answer your questions.

Also, it sounds like you already know the labeling is wrong.

What you have listed are accessibility violations.

People like to hear “enhancement” but they are “violations” or non-conformance issues.

Headings out of proper hierarchical numbering  order is a violation of 1.3.1 Info and Relationships
Landmark labeling being duplicated for different information is a violation of 1.3.1 Info and Relationships
Links that open in new windows thus changing the context for the user is a violation of 3.2.2 On Input

I like to use the WCAG 2.0 Quick Reference link as a starting place for all things WCAG 2.0 related.

If you need further assistance and do not hear from others, please reach out to me personally.

Alan Smith

From: Ramakrishnan Subramanian
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:23 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: WCAG vialations or accessibility enhancements

Dear Members,
I hope it is appropriate to post this query here.
I kindly request you to help me understand few of the accessibility
related issues mentioned below.
Whether these are treated as accessibility enhancement which would be
helpful for the end user. Or accessibility violation.
Heading order:
Whether the following heading level is considered an accessibility
violation? if yes, which criteria does this violate?
The first heading level in the page is <h2> sample text </h2>
The next heading level is <h5> sample text </h5>

Landmark regions:
When there are different content given inside two different aria
region, with same aria label. Under which criteria this fails?
<div role=”region” aria-label=”apple”>
Apple related content goes here
<div role=”region” aria-label=”apple”>
Bannana related content goes here
3. Links which open in a new window:
When there is no indication for the screen reader users for the link
which opens in a new window, is that considered an accessibility
violation? If yes, which criteria does this issue violate?


Thanks and Regards
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