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Re: Product accessibility documentation dissenting report

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@uiuc.edu>
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 14:09:37 -0600
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To: Harvey Bingham <hbingham@ACM.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org

>Clarification for me: the language "at least Level Double-A" means it
>may also meet some Triple-A checkpoints.

JRG: No it does not, no Triple A checkpoints would need to be met for 
Double-A conformance.

>In 10.1, Ensure that at least one version of the product documentation 
>conforms to at least Level Double-A of the Web Content Accessibility 
>Guidelines 1.0 [WCAG10]. [Priority 1]
>Documentation whose definition is:
>"refers to all information provided by the vendor about a product,
>including all product manuals, installation instructions, the help
>system, and tutorials."
>That glossary explanation for "Documentation" is broader than just
>accessibility, and doesn't seem to permit subsetting.
>In 10.2 Document all user agent features that benefit accessibility.
>[Priority 1]
>     where: Document is linked to the documentation glossary entry.
>I think the "in platform-specific accessibility guidelines" of 10.5
>should also appear in 10.2.
>10.3 Document the default input configuration (e.g., the default keyboard 
>bindings). [Priority 1]
>I'd like a note discouraging remapping of commonly used platform-specific
>default keyboard bindings. [Are there conflicting keyboard mapping effects
>across platforms?]

JRG: That is already part of the requirements for 5.13 "Follow operating 
environment conventions that benefit accessibility. In
particular, follow conventions that benefit accessibility for user 
interface design, keyboard
configuration, product installation, and documentation. [Priority 2]"

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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