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Re: Accessibility of Documentation, checkpoint 11.1

From: Al Gilman <asgilman@iamdigex.net>
Date: Fri, 18 Aug 2000 16:12:42 -0400
Message-Id: <200008182001.QAA296962@smtp2.mail.iamworld.net>
To: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, barnicle@trace.wisc.edu
Cc: "'w3c-wai-ua@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
At 01:30 PM 2000-08-18 -0500, Jon Gunderson wrote:
>I could live with that,.  What do other people think?
>
AG::

There appears to be an editorial error in the email bearing the proposal,
that should be corrected to be crystal clear.

>>
>>How about the following relative expression of the checkpoint:
>>
>>   Provide a version of the product documentation that
>>   conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines
>>   1.0 [WCAG10]. [Priority 1 for Level A conformance, Priority 2
>>   for Level Double-A conformance, Priority 3 for Level Triple-A
>>   conformance.]
>>
>>1) This isn't too long or complicated.
>>2) The implication is that if you want to be a level Double-A
>>    conforming UA, your documentation has to conform to WCAG 1.0
>>    level A. If you want to be a Triple-AAA UA, your documentation

AG:: where this line says level A, it should say level Double-A, as I read
the definitive statement above. 

Al

>>    has to be Triple-AAA WCAG.
>>
>>    I think that the real implication there is that there will
>>    never be any Triple-AAA user agents...
>>
>>3) The best documentation is no documentation (i.e., the
>>    user interface is so good you don't need any)!
>>
>>  - Ian
>>
>>
>> > Jon
>> >
>> > At 12:23 AM 8/18/2000 -0400, Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
>> > >Well, I would vote for a relative priority as used in ATAG. It seems 
>> odd to
>> > >have a triple-A tool where the documentation has removed the absolute
>> > >barriers, but not the significant impediments, to using the
documentation.
>> > >
>> > >Charles
>> > >
>> > >On Thu, 17 Aug 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>> > >
>> > >   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
>>
>>
>>
>>--
>>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
>>Tel:                         +1 831 457-2842
>>Cell:                        +1 917 450-8783
>
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