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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 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/2007/WD-ATAG20-20071122/WD-ATAG20-20071122.html):

platform:
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.


Cheers,
Jan








Jim Allan wrote:
> W3C User Agent Teleconference for January 10, 2008
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> Chair: Jim Allan
> Date: Thursday, January 10, 2008
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> Regrets: 
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> 0. Regrets, agenda requests, or comments to the list
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> 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
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> 2. Work on GL 10 
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2007/WD-UAAG20-20071107/WD-UAAG20-20071107.html
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-- 
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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