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minor comments for WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20000128

From: Susan Lesch <susan@textet.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Feb 2000 23:38:30 -0800
Message-Id: <v04210101b4dbd8e645fd@[24.25.222.186]>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Here is a list of possible minor improvements for the Techniques 
Document [1] "work in progress." There are no substantive changes 
here, only very minor suggestions. If these notes don't help or come 
too late for your schedule, please feel free to ignore them.


Comments:

You might consider spelling out "user agent (UA)", "graphical user 
interface (GUI)", "user interface (UI)", and "assistive technology 
(AT)" early in the document. The first use could be linked to the 
Glossary, and their acronyms could be added there. Outside the Status 
section, UA first appears in 5.6, GUI in Guideline 1, UI in 10.3, and 
AT in Appendix 5.

Except for the Note at the end of 7.6, references to HTML 4.0 and 
[HTML40] may need to change to 4.01 or to HTML 4. Those instances are 
not listed here.

Mac OS is two words as far as I know; (MacOS appears twice).

Contractions are slightly colloquial for a formal specification. For 
example, "doesn't" could read "does not", and "isn't" could read "is 
not".

I didn't understand the numbering scheme for Checkpoint 7.3 (contains 
2.7.1 and 2.7.2), Checkpoint 10.1 (contains 2.10.1, 2.10.2, and 
2.10.3), and Checkpoint 10.4 (contains 2.10.4).


Specific Items:

 From here on, items are identified by a section number, checkpoint 
number if applicable, and a paragraph or list item number. A quote 
and suggestion then follow. Comments are in brackets [].

1. par. 1
"...as an aid to developers seeking to implement the
     Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines."
[Not sure here but maybe that means:]
     as an aid to developers seeking to implement the
     User Agent Accessibility Guidelines.

2. Guideline 1 - Checkpoint 1.1 - Techniques par. 1
the window manger
the window manager

2. Guideline 1 - Checkpoint 1.1 - Techniques par. 2
Examples of not using the standard input devices are:
[The first two (of five) examples are about "not using" standard 
input devices, but the last three are not. Maybe the list could be 
divided into two groups, with one group introduced as:]
Examples of using the standard input devices are:

in a a
in a

2. Guideline 1 - Checkpoint 1.2 - Techniques - list item 1
Screen Readers
Screen readers

2. Guideline 1 - Checkpoint 1.2 - Techniques - list item 3
at different points in the of the drawing process
at different points in the drawing process

2. Guideline 1 - Checkpoint 1.2 - Techniques - last list item
such as screen reader
such as screen readers

2. Guideline 1 - Checkpoint 1.3 - Techniques - list item 2
     If a text equivalent (specified via "alt" or "title" in
     HTML) is available and not null for the element (like
     INPUT or IMG in HTML) that has an associated client-side
     map, indicate the presence of a map in text (e.g., "Start
     of map") plus the text equivalent and the number of areas
     in the map.
[That sentence makes sense but is quite long. Could it read:]
"...A text equivalent (specified via "alt" or "title" in HTML)
     may be available for an element (like INPUT or IMG in HTML).
     If the equivalent is not null and the element has an
     associated client-side map, indicate the presence of a map
     in text (e.g., "Start of map") plus the text equivalent and
     the number of areas in the map.

2. Guideline 1 - Checkpoint 1.3 - Techniques - list item 3
href
"href"

alt "text"
"alt" text

2. Guideline 2 - Checkpoint 2.2 - Techniques - last list item
to to stop
to stop

2. Guideline 2 - Checkpoint 2.5 - Techniques - list item 3
to received
to receive

on request, with a brief signal should indicate
on request; a brief signal should indicate

2. Guideline 2 - Checkpoint 2.6 - Techniques - last list item
and and
and

2. Guideline 2 - Checkpoint 2.7 - Techniques - par. 2
less than a few words long foreign phrases
[not sure:]
foreign phrases less than a few words long

2. Guideline 2 - Checkpoint 2.7 - Techniques - list item 6
"...Refer to "Character Model for the World Wide Web"
     [CHARMOD], which defines various aspects of a character
     model for the World Wide Web."
[could be shortened to:]
     Refer to "Character Model for the World Wide Web" [CHARMOD].

2. Guideline 4 - Checkpoint 4.15 - Techniques - list item 2 and par. 2
"a discrete alert" and "they may (discretely) inform"
[Sorry I'm not sure here: those could be "discreet" and "discreetly".]

2. Guideline 6 - Checkpoint 6.1 - Note
[The Note refers the reader to the current document [UA-TECHNIQUES]. 
I'm not sure if that was intended.]

2. Guideline 7 - Checkpoint 7.1 - Techniques - 2.7.1 - par. 1
to sequential navigate
to sequentially navigate

unit
units

2. Guideline 7 - Checkpoint 7.1 - Techniques - 2.7.1 - par. 2
and using the arrow keys
and use the arrow keys
[or:]
and, using the arrow keys, within

2. Guideline 7 - Checkpoint 7.1 - Techniques - 2.7.1 - IMG alt text
Jaws for Window Links List view
Jaws for Windows Links List view

2. Guideline 7 - Checkpoint 7.6 - Techniques - list item 3
navigation. E.g.,
navigation, e.g.,

2. Guideline 7 - Checkpoint 7.6 - Techniques - list item 4
Allow the user limit
Allow the user to limit

2. Guideline 7 - Checkpoint 7.6 - Techniques - list item 7
Depth first as well as breadth first possible.
["if possible"?]

2. Guideline 7 - Checkpoint 7.7 - Techniques - list item 3
important parts content.
important parts of content.

2. Guideline 8 - Checkpoint 8.6 - Techniques - list item 1
navigation. E.g.,
navigation, e.g.,

2. Guideline 8 - Checkpoint 8.6 - par. before IMG
"...The following image shows the table of contents view
     provided by Amaya. The table of contents view provided by
     Amaya can be navigated and..."
[You could maybe eliminate a repetition:]
     The following image shows the table of contents view
     provided by Amaya. The table of contents view in Amaya
     can be navigated and...

2. Guideline 9 - Checkpoint 9.1 - Techniques - list item 1
There are time when
There are times when

2. Guideline 9 - Checkpoint 9.2 - Techniques - list item 2
pointing this out/asking
pointing this out, asking

2. Guideline 9 - Checkpoint 9.3 - Techniques - list item 2
table, body, img
TABLE, BODY, IMG

2. Guideline 9 - Checkpoint 9.5 - Techniques - list item 5
     See new HTML work on Forms for further examples (a slider
     is like a dial is like a menu of lots of options...)
[not sure here:]
     See new HTML work on forms for further examples; (a slider
     is like a dial is like a menu of lots of options...).

2. Guideline 10 - Checkpoint 10.3 - Techniques - list item 2 number 2
over-ride
override

2. Guideline 10 - Checkpoint 10.4 par. 3
[I didn't understand the placement or intent of the list of three items.]

2. Guideline 10 - Checkpoint 10.4 - Techniques - 2.10.4 par. 4
This type os
This type of

2. Guideline 10 - Checkpoint 10.5 - Techniques - last par.
[You might consider making Zero, Layers, Frames, and Headings lowercase.]

2. Guideline 11 - Checkpoint 11.1 - Techniques - list item 2
flow-charts
flowcharts

2. Guideline 11 - Checkpoint 11.1 - Techniques - par. 5
UAs
UA's

2. Guideline 11 - Checkpoint 11.3 - Techniques - table Notes item 3 and 4
can not [twice]
cannot

2. Guideline 11 - Checkpoint 11.3 - Techniques - table Notes item 8
cascading style sheets (css)
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

3.1.1 par. 1
where a table cell ends, or a list item, etc.
where a table cell or a list item ends, etc.

it's
its

3.1.2 par. 1
"...In the Amaya browser [AMAYA], users may access attribute
     values as follows: Place the cursor at the element in
     question, open/swap to the structure view. You are shown
     list of attributes and values. Another technique: select
     the element (press escape in Linux), then the attributes
     are all available from the attributes menu.
[A few minor changes:]
     In the Amaya browser [AMAYA], users may access attribute
     values ["with two techniques"?]. By placing the cursor at
     the element in question, users can open or swap to the
     structure view where one is shown a list of attributes
     and values. By selecting an element (press Escape [or "ESC"?]
     in Linux), attributes are all available from the attributes
     menu.

3.1.3 par. 5
rendered, should
rendered. Should

3.2 par. 8
atop
stop

3.2 par. 10
On selecting from among available description tracks.
[This is an incomplete sentence, and I'm not sure what was intended.]

3.3 list item 5
Do _not_ rely on visual or aural prompts <em>alone</em>
Do <em>not</em> rely on visual or aural prompts <em>alone</em>

3.3 list item 6
Do <strong>not</strong> rely on visual or aural prompts *alone*
Do <strong>not</strong> rely on visual or aural prompts <em>alone</em>

3.3 par. 4
but whitespace only
as whitespace only

3.4 par. 5
for all list
for all lists

3.5.3 par. 3
of skip over it.
or skip over it.

3.5.4. par. 3 list item 1
to contains
contains

3.5.4. par. 5 list item 5
M-1
N-1

3.5.7 par. 2
user preference
a user preference

3.6 par. 4 list item 6
Make available frame title
Make available the frame title

3.6 par. 8
"...Using DOM and operating specific accessibility API to
     expose frame information provides one means for assistive
     technologies to provide alternative control of frames and
     rendering of frame information."
[Could one repetition of "provides" be changed? Possibly:]
     Using DOM and operating system specific accessibility APIs to
     expose frame information provides one means for assistive
     technologies to give users alternative control of frames and
     rendering of frame information.

3.7 par. 3
percentage of form
percentage of a form

3.7 par. 4
"...Allow the user to know what percentage of a form has been
     completed as the user navigates the form. will help users
     avoid prematurely submitting an incomplete form."
[could read:]
     Allowing the user to know what percentage of a form has been
     completed as the user navigates the form will help users
     avoid prematurely submitting an incomplete form.

3.7 par. 6 list item 1
contains a form.
contains a form).

3.7 par. 9
focus an "Y"
focus, and "Y"

3.7 par. 10
pertaining to form:
pertaining to forms:

3.7 par. 11 list item 1
HTML 4.0 HTML 4.0
HTML 4

"...For example, if the LEGEND element has been used to
     identify a FIELDSET of radio buttons, each of which has a
     LABEL element ([HTML40], section 17.9.1) associated with
     it, as "Connection Rate", identify the radio button as it
     receives content focus as "Connection Rate: Radio button
     X of Y: 28.8kpbs", where "Y" represents the total number
     of radio buttons in the grouping and "28.8kbps" is the
     information contained in the LABEL associated with the
     radio button with content focus."
[That sentence is clear but too long. Maybe try three sentences:]
     For example, the LEGEND element might identify a FIELDSET
     of radio buttons as "Connection Rate". Each button could
     have a LABEL element ([HTML40], section 17.9.1) stating
     a rate. When it receives content focus, identify the radio
     button as "Connection Rate: Radio button X of Y: 28.8kpbs",
     where "Y" represents the total number of radio buttons in
     the grouping and "28.8kbps" is the information contained
     in the LABEL.

3.7 par. 11 list item 2
[Can the names of keyboard keys be regularized? In this list we have 
RETURN and return, right-arrow and UP/DOWN arrow, and "tab". Same for 
3.8 par. 3.]

3.7 third to last par.
OPTION's, have some key like the ESC key ot exit the list of OPTION's
[3 minor changes here:]
OPTIONs, have some key like the ESC key to exit the list of OPTIONs

3.7 second to last par.
sot that
so that

3.7.1 par. 2
one: exposes
one exposes

3.7.1 par. 4
javascript [twice]
JavaScript

"...which utilize HTML4's event handler script attributes (in
     particular the "onchange" event handler attribute has
     been defined. An example (gleaned from the document
     source for one Web site follows:"
[minor parentheses changes:]
     which utilize HTML4's event handler script attributes; (in
     particular the "onchange" event handler attribute has
     been defined). An example (gleaned from the document
     source for one Web site) follows:

3.7.1 par. 5
a individual
an individual

javascript [three times]
JavaScript

[This paragraph also needs an ending period.]

3.7.1 list following par. 7
[Not sure but I'd use parentheses () in place of braces {}.]

4. StickyKeys
upper case
uppercase

4. BounceKeys
if the user bounces (e.g., tremor)
if the user bounces (e.g., has a tremor)

4. introductory par. for second and third groups
built in
built-in

4. Accessibility Wizard
with making choices which setting up
with making choices about [not sure there] setting up

4. DOS list item 5
incorrectly name
incorrectly named

5. list
[Maybe AT, UA, and DLL could be spelled out the first time they are used.]

5. par. 4 Note
User Agent
user agent

5. "Determining the Assistive Technologies to load" par. 1
Jave
Java

5. "Attaching the Assistive Technologies to the DOM." par. 2
User Agent's
user agent's

5. "Attaching the Assistive Technologies to the DOM." last par.
it's
its

DOM's
DOMs

5. Java Access Bridge par. 1
without the creating
without creating

Library) (DLL)
Library (DLL)

5. "Loading assistive technologies for indirect access to User Agent 
DOMs" par. 1 and 2
User Agent [five times]
user agent

5. "Loading assistive technologies for indirect access to User Agent 
DOMs" par. 3
a interface/pointer
an interface/pointer

6. Orientation list item 3
the"tabindex"
the "tabindex"

6. Metadata last par.
For example, if
If

6. Synthesized speech [not sure here:]
Allowing users to reply words alone and in context.
Allowing users to repeat words alone and in context.

Rendering text according in the appropriate natural language.
Rendering text according to the appropriate natural language.

7. Equivalent Alternatives for Content par. 2
The Techniques Document
[Refers to the current document. Could be omitted or maybe try:]
This Techniques document

8. Recognize
etc
etc.

8. Rendered content
c.f.
cf.

9.
[If you wish to list Techniques and the Checklists in References, 
maybe the Guidelines could also be listed.]

10. [ALTIFIER]
for generates "alt" text
generates "alt" text

10. [JAVA-TUT]
User Interface
user interface

10. [USERAGENTS]
This list is maintained by WAI.
This list is maintained by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).


Reference:
[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20000128/

Thank you for your time. Best wishes,
-- 
Susan Lesch
susan@textet.com
Received on Friday, 25 February 2000 02:38:50 GMT

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