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Feedback: Editor's Draft, Section 1.4.1 Installation

From: Kelly Ford <kford@windows.microsoft.com>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 08:00:30 -0800
To: 'WAI-ua' <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D704CCE9AA2AC346951C3AB7D2A5CA0E404409EC57@NA-EXMSG-W602.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>

1.4.1 Installation

Installation is an important aspect of both accessibility and general software usability. On platforms where a user can install a user agent, the installation (and update) procedures need to be accessible. Furthermore, the installation procedure should provide and install all components necessary to satisfy the requirements of this document, since the risk of installation failure increases with the number of components (e.g., plug-ins<http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2008/WD-UAAG20-20080220/glossary.html#def-plug-in>) to be installed.

This document does not include a checkpoint requiring that installation procedures be accessible. Since this document considers installation to be part of software usage, the different aspects of installation (e.g., user interface, documentation, and operating environment<http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2008/WD-UAAG20-20080220/glossary.html#def-operating-environment> conventions) are already covered by the complete set of checkpoints.

No wording yet but some questions I wonder if the text should cover.

1.       Stating the obvious perhaps but should this talk about removal as well?  This would be as simple as changing the section name to installation and removal and then the text itself indicating that installation and removal processes need to be accessible.

2.       Since user agent accessibility is often a partnership between the user agent, accessibility API in use and support for this combination from the end user's assistive technology, what do we think the guidelines should say with respect to this?  For example should there be any text in this section calling out a need to inform the end user about versions of assistive technology and such needed to achieve maximum accessibility from the user agent?


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