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Jan's comment on the Mobile Web document

From: Jim Allan <allanj@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Feb 2006 21:05:50 -0600
To: <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Cc: "Al Gilman" <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>
Message-ID: <OKEMIPICHMIEKBHGPDMFGEFCDBAA.allanj@tsbvi.edu>

Posting Jan's comments.
Jim Allan will miss the Mobile Web call tomorrow.

-----Original Message-----
From: Jan Richards [mailto:jan.richards@utoronto.ca]
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006 7:46 PM
To: Al Gilman
Cc: jimallan@tsbvi.edu
Subject: Jan's comment on the Mobile Web document


Yes, no problem - sorry for th confusing header.

-Jan




Quoting Al Gilman <Alfred.S.Gilman@ieee.org>:

> Jan, Thanks much. Is it OK if I read this into the archives via the
> w3c-wai-ua (public) list?
>
> Al
>
> PS: The dependency on authoring tools is in there somewhere in the
> intro, IIRC. Ah, yes: author tool builders and adaptation tool
> builders are among the "value chain" participants they call out as
> the audience for this volume.
>
> I haven't
> got so far as to look at their 'scope' doc where some of this is also
> supposed to be laid out.
>
> At 3:01 PM -0500 2/8/06, Jan Richards wrote:
> >Hi Jim, Al,
> >
> >After reading the doc from an AUWG perspective I don't have any real
> issues
> >with it, just a couple of comments:
> >
> >(1) I can imagine a full version of the doc playing the same role in the
> ATAG
> >conformance model that WCAG does (i.e. as a standard that an authoring
> tool
> >guides the author towards conformance with). Perhaps a note to this
effect
> can
> >be put into ATAG 2.0.
> >
> >(2) Clearly all the adaptive stuff in the doc would require authoring
tool
> >support. Therefore, the Mobile Web group might consider putting in an
> >informative note about the role of authoring tools (and ATAG) just as
WCAG
> >has. This is the text of the WCAG 2.0 note:
> >
> >"
> >A large part of Web content is created using authoring tools. These tools
> >often determine how Web content is implemented, either by making
authoring
> >decisions directly or by limiting the choices available to the author. As
> a
> >result, authoring tools will play an important role in creating Web
> content
> >that conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. At the same
> time,
> >we recommend that all authors become familiar with the Guidelines because
> this
> >will help in creating accessible content and coverage of the Guidelines
> may
> >vary between tools.
> >
> >Developers of authoring tools can help to make their tools more aware of
> the
> >Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by following the Authoring Tool
> >Accessibility Guidelines. We encourage users and purchasers of authoring
> tools
> >to consider conformance to the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines as
> a
> >criterion when selecting tools.
> >"
> >
> >Cheers,
> >Jan
> >
> >PS: I don't think I'll be able to join tomorrow's call. I'm on "vacation"
> >looking after my son while my spouse is out of town.
> >
> >--
> >Jan Richards, User Interface Design Specialist
> >Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC), University of Toronto
> >
> >   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
> >   Web:   http://jan.atrc.utoronto.ca
> >   Phone: 416-946-7060
> >   Fax:   416-971-2896
>
>
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