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Available Programmatically

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 09:24:05 -0500
Message-ID: <47862A85.8000306@utoronto.ca>
To: 'WAI-ua' <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

Hi all,

As per my action item:

- UAAG 1.0 did not have a definition of "Available Programmatically"

- WCAG 2.0 has:
programmatically determined / programmatically determinable:
Determined by software from author-supplied data provided in a way that 
different user agents, including assistive technologies, can extract and 
present this information to users in different modalities.

- But that's not what we need (since we are discussing the user agents).

- I therefore suggest we look at ATAG 2.0's "platform" and "available 
via the platform" as in "the name and role are available via the 
platform" (A.2.3.1 in 

The software environment within which the authoring tool operates. For 
non-Web-based authoring user interface functionality this will be an 
operating system (e.g., Windows, MacOS, Linux), virtual machine (e.g., 
JVM) or a higher level GUI toolkit (e.g., Eclipse). For Web-based 
authoring user interface functionality, "platform" applies more 
generically to user agents in general, although for purposes of 
evaluating conformance to ATAG 2.0 a specific user agent(s) will be 
listed in the conformance profile.

Available via the platform:
For non-Web-based authoring user interface functionality this means via 
an implemented accessibility platform architecture. For Web-based 
authoring user interface functionality this means following relevant Web 
content accessibility design guidelines so that the user agent can pass 
on the information.


Jim Allan wrote:
> W3C User Agent Teleconference for January 10, 2008
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> Chair: Jim Allan
> Date: Thursday, January 10, 2008
> Time: 1:00-2:00 pm Boston Local Time, USA (18:00-19:00 UTC/GMT)
> Call-in: Zakim bridge at: +1-617-761-6200, code 82941# for UK use
> 44-117.270-6152
> IRC: sever: irc.w3.org, port: 6665, channel: #ua.
> -------------------------------------------------------------
> Regrets: 
> Agenda:
> 0. Regrets, agenda requests, or comments to the list
> 1. review action items
> 	JA to Ping CG and PF about AIA
> 	JR to Check out "available programmatically " to see if we have a
> definition
> 2. Work on GL 10 
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2007/WD-UAAG20-20071107/WD-UAAG20-20071107.html
> Jim Allan, Webmaster & Statewide Technical Support Specialist 
> Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired 
> 1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
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>>>> Share to Win! <<<

Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Specialist
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information Studies
University of Toronto

   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
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