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Re: Rating of UA Guidelines

From: Paul Adelson <paul.adelson@citicorp.com>
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 1998 15:29:21 -0500
Message-Id: <199810092030.QAA07791@egate2.citicorp.com>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@staff.uiuc.edu>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
How would the suggested wording apply to pwWebspeak -- for which presentation
of a video stream, for instance, is not possible?

Jon Gunderson wrote:

> We could try to separate into "mainstream" vs. "specialized" and have
> different rating systems.  But I think this assumes that we know how
> technology will change in the future.  What might be consdiered a
> specialized feature today, may be considered a mainstream idea tommorrow.
> So we could insert the following statement into each priority level:
> "by user agents as a built-in feature or through compatibility with
> assistive technology"
>
> Revised Priority List:
> [Priority 1]
> This guideline must be implemented by user agents as a built-in feature or
> through compatibility with assistive technology, or one or more groups of
> users with disabilities will find it impossible to access information in
> the document. Implementing this guideline is a basic requirement for some
> groups to be able to use WWW documents.
> [Priority 2]
> This guideline should be implemented by user agents as a built-in feature
> or through compatibility with assistive technology, or one or more groups
> of users will find
> it difficult to access information in the document. Implementing this
> guideline will significantly improve access to WWW documents.
> [Priority 3]
> This guideline should be implemented by user agents as a built-in feature
> or through compatibility with assistive technology, to make it easier for
> one or more groups of
> users to access information in the document. Implementing this guideline
> will improve access to WWW documents.
>
> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
> Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
> University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
> 1207 S. Oak Street
> Champaign, IL 61820
>
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