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Re: Accessibility of Documentation, checkpoint 11.1

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2000 17:33:59 -0400
Message-ID: <399C5A47.BCB7C291@w3.org>
To: "Hansen, Eric" <ehansen@ets.org>, "'w3c-wai-ua@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Ian Jacobs wrote:
> "Hansen, Eric" wrote:

> > New:
> >
> > "11.1 Provide a version of the product documentation that conforms to
> > level-A of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 [WCAG10]. [Priority 1]
> > Note: User agents may provide documentation in many formats, but at least
> > one must conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 [WCAG10]."
> >
> > Note that I have only required level-A conformance. I don't think that level
> > triple-A is appropriate at all; Priority 3 checkpoint "may" help people with
> > disabilities. Double-A conformance might be warranted.
> >
> > I think that we need to minimize such interpendencies.
> It's my opinion that we don't have to say this since to conform at
> all to WCAG 1.0 you must conform at least a level-A. However, if people
> feel that saying level-A explicitly clarifies the minimal requirement,
> I'm ok with this proposal.

I would go further to say that this is an editorial clarification
and I will add it to the next draft (with a note that the WG has
not confirmed this proposal). Since we have not specified to date
which particular level of WCAG conformance is required, it follows
that the minimal level is WCAG Level-A. 

If there is any opposition to Level-A being the minimal level
of conformance for this checkpoint, please speak up.

 _ Ian

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Received on Thursday, 17 August 2000 17:34:50 UTC

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