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7 July UA Guidelines / Techniques available

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2000 23:15:10 -0400
Message-ID: <39669CBE.45D7349E@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

I have published the 7 July 2000 UA Guidelines [1] and
Techniques [2] documents. The full list of changes is
online [3] and included as text below.

ATTENTION: This is a very important draft and I entreat
the entire Working Group to review it. We are nearing
last call again and will be ready to go after we resolve the
remaining open issues. We only have about 12-15 checkpoints
with minimal requirements left to resolve, and there are proposals
out for all but two of them. I hope to go to last call in the
next few weeks. Please review this draft!

  Due to mirroring issues, some links may be broken temporarily.


The primary changes concern folding minimal requirements
into the checkpoints. There were two parts to this

 a) Folding minimal requirements that the WG has
    discussed and which are recorded in "Determining
    Conformance to the UA Guidelines" [4].

 b) Folding in requirements that were in Notes into
    the checkpoints. The WG did not discuss this prior
    to this draft, although I did send an alert [5] to the WG
    in April about this. Please consider this draft my
    attempt to clarify exactly what is required by each
    checkpoint. The remaining note information should only
    include examples, references, and clarifications about
    the scope of the checkpoint (e.g., what the checkpoint
    does not mean).

Here's what did not get done in this draft:

 - Review/refinement of multimedia terms (refer to issue 289)

 - Additional minimal requirement proposals not yet reviewed by
   the Working Group.

 - Some techniques proposals that have not yet been incorporated.

I hope that you like this draft and that you agree with me that
it's the right direction for the document.

 - Ian

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20000707
[2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20000707
[3] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/wai-ua-wd-changes.html
[4] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/05/ua-minreqs
[5] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-ua/2000AprJun/0192.html

Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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Versions [5]WD-UAAG10-20000707 and [6]WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20000707

      [5] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-20000707
      [6] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/WD-UAAG10-TECHS-20000707

   These documents incorporate more resolutions to issues raised during
   the Proposed Recommendation review and other changes based on Working
   Group discussion of thoses issues. In particular, this version of the
   document folds in some results of the minimal requirements
   Refer also to [7]Determining Conformance to the UA Guidelines.

      [7] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/05/ua-minreqs

  General changes

     * Added link to WAI Technical Activity statement.
     * 1.3 How the guidelines are organized. Two important change:
         1. It is now stated clearly that the notes after the
            are only normative. All normative information is moved into
            the checkpoint text itself. The Notes are distinguished from
            the checkpoint text in two ways: markup (DT v. DD) and the
            notes begin with the word "Note".
         2. After the discussion of checkpoint organization, there is
            discussion of minimal requirements.

    Changes to checkpoints

     * 1.1: Moved normative requirements from Note to checkpoint.
     * 1.2: Moved normative requirements from Note to checkpoint.
     * 1.3: Moved normative requirements from Note to checkpoint.
     * 1.5: Moved normative requirements from Note to checkpoint.
     * 2.2: Minimal requirement (pause) incorporated.
     * 2.5: Minimal requirement (URI/type) incorporated. Note, however,
       that this only applies when non-text content is included by
     * 2.6: Edited to match wording of 2.5. Note expanded with example
       and reference to WCAG 1.0
     * 3.1: turn on/off changed to "not render". Note expanded with
       rationale and suggested technique in this case. This requirement
       may be expanded in a future draft.
     * Old 3.2 deleted.
     * 3.2: (Old 3.3) Freeze video changed to "not render". This
       requirement may be expanded in a future draft.
     * Old 3.4 deleted.
     * 3.3: (Old 3.5) Min requirement incorporated (motionless text).
     * 3.4: (Old 3.6) Min requirement incorporated (motionless images).
     * 3.5: (Old 3.7) Wording changed to "not execute".
     * 3.6: (Old 3.8) Min requirement incorporated (manual access).
     * 3.7: (Old 3.9) Min requirement incorporated (manual access).
     * 3.8: (Old 3.10) on/off images changed to "not render". This
       requirement may be expanded in a future draft.
     * 4.1: Added min requirement for font size. (system)
     * 4.2: Added min requirement for font family (system)
     * 4.3: Added min requirement for color (system)
     * 4.4: Added min requirement for color (system)
     * 4.5: Added min requirement for audio, video, animations.
     * 4.6: Added "resume" to list of control requirements, per
       resolution of [8]22 June teleconference.
     * 4.7: Added min requirement (range of positions available to
     * 4.8, 4.9: Two volume checkpoints about global and independent
       volume control. Old checkpoints 3.2 and 3.4 deleted, per
       resolution of [9]22 June teleconference.
     * 4.10: (Old 4.9) Add min requirements per [10]6 July
     * 4.11: Add min requirements per [11]6 July teleconference.
       Enumerated voice characteristic properties, per resolution of
       [12]15 June teleconference. Also, removed ambiguous end of
       sentence about "other properties". Also, changed "family" to
     * 4.16: NOT YET REVIEWED. Text changed to fix bugs and incorporate
       min requirements. Refer to [13]proposal from Ian.
     * 5.5: Moved normative requirements from Note to checkpoint.
     * 5.8: Only about conventions that benefit accessibility, per
       resolution of [14]15 June teleconference.
     * 7.2: Some edits to the note after the checkpoint.
     * 7.3: Add min requirements (seq navigation).
     * 7.4: Add min requirements (seq navigation).
     * 7.5: Add min requirements (forward/reverse/case-insensitive).
     * 7.6: Add min requirements (important or doc object).
     * 7.7: Add min requirements (inclusion/exclusion).
     * 8.2: NOT YET REVIEWED. Add min requirements (one approach other
       than color).
     * 8.4: Add min requirements (which set of elements).
     * 8.5: Add min requirements (inclusion/exclusion).
     * 8.6: Add min requirements (enumerated list of info).
     * 8.7: Add min requirements (reference to 8.6).
     * 8.8: Add min requirements (follow system conventions).
     * 9.4: Add min requirements (percentage).
     * 9.5: Add min requirements (percentage).
     * 10.7: Add min requirements (one profile). Important Also moved
       requirement from note to be able to choose from among profiles,
       including no profile.
     * 10.9: Add min requirements (three pieces to the req).
     * 14.6: Configure and control, per resolution of [15]15 June


    Changes to glossary

     * Some minor edits to configure/control.

  Changes to the Techniques

     * 2.5: Added some information about HTTP content negotiation
     * 4.11: Added SAPI reference.
     * Added info (for future implementation report) about emacspeak
       support for speech checkpoints.
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