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Re: EZAccess techniques referenced in UA techniques document

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 1999 10:45:31 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.19991115103527.00c44f00@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: Earl Johnson <Earl.Johnson@eng.sun.com>
Cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Earl,
The techniques document is designed to be a resource to help developers
implement the requirements of the checkpoints in the guidelines document.  

1. The techniques document is "informative" in the sense that it does not
require a developer to do something in a particular way.  The techniques
mentioned are just suggested ways to implement a checkpoint and it does
emphesize the use of open standards in trying to satisfy checkpoints.  

2. The techniques document is not comprehensive, the working group is not
aware of all techniques that might satitisfy a checkpoint.  We will try to
include as many as are proposed to the group.  

3. The techniqes document is not designed to be static, it should grow and
change as new technologies emerge and people participate to change it.

4. References to other more detialed design information is important to
make the document easier to use.  The document may show examples, but
typcially developers will need more detailed information for some of the
techniques.

Jon


At 04:37 PM 11/12/99 -0800, Earl Johnson wrote:
>Hi Jon,
>
>How many technique or protocol proposals will be in this section? 
>
>Also, how would this category be referenced in the main document?
>
>Finally, how do new strategies get into the doc after it goes out?
>
>My general concerns in asking these questions are that 
>- by mentioning only a couple approaches it could be construed as the
>  document's recommended approach no matter what the disclaimer
>
>- if it doesn't get updated in internet time, enquiring designers will
>  miss out on a whole slew possibilities to consider that are or will
>  be emerging from the telecomm, auto, etc. interaction environments.
>
>- if EZAccess or AIIP don't work for the designer they'll think access
>  isn't readily acheivable.
>
>Earl
>
>> 
>> Gregg,
>> Would you like to see the EZAccess techniques referenced in the USer Agent
>> Guidelines?
>> 
>> Basically it would be a URL reference in the User Agents techniques
>> document to the Trace Web Site related to the EZAccess techniques.  The US
>> techniques document would have about one line about what type of user agent
>> developers may want to visit the EZAccess site.  No details of EZAccess
>> implmentation would be included in the UA techniques document.
>> 
>> I proposed this to the User Agent working group and most people are not
>> familar with the EZAccess techniques.  I have seen them demonstrated, but
>> an not completely familar with the details of the technologies Trace and
>> others are developing.  The current Trace web pages related to EZAccess
>> seem to be under construction, so I wanted to get your opinion on whether
>> you felt it should be included.  
>> 
>> Thanks,
>> Jon
>> 
>> Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
>> Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
>> Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
>> Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
>> College of Applied Life Studies
>> University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
>> 1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820
>> 
>> Voice: (217) 244-5870
>> Fax: (217) 333-0248
>> 
>> E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu
>> 
>> WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
>> WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua
>> 
>> 

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
1207 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL  61820

Voice: (217) 244-5870
Fax: (217) 333-0248

E-mail: jongund@uiuc.edu

WWW: http://www.staff.uiuc.edu/~jongund
WWW: http://www.w3.org/wai/ua
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