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FW: Rationale First Pass (1.1, 3.1, 4.1)

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 12:58:55 -0500
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From: Markku Hakkinen <mhakkinen@acm.org>
Date: Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 1:57 PM
Subject: Rationale First Pass (1.1, 3.1, 4.1)
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org


Using ATAG as starting point, here are an initial set of short
rationale statments.  2.1 and 5.1 are proving a bit more challenging.

Guideline 1.1 Observe operating environment conventions [Techniques]
Rationale:
Following platform accessibility conventions lessens the need for
assistive technologies to make special-purpose accommodations. Also,
people who are familiar with the accessibility conventions employed by
a specific platform will find applications that adhere to those
conventions easier to use.

Guideline 2.1 Programmatic access to HTML/XML infoset [Techniques]
Rationale:
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Guideline 3.1 Provide text alternatives for non-text components [Techniques]
Rationale:
Providing text alternatives for non-text components allow for
presentation in other forms people need, such as large print, braille,
speech, symbols or simpler language.

Guideline 4.1 Ensure full keyboard access [Techniques]
Rationale:
Full keyboard accessibility provides access for people with limited
mobility and people with visual disabilities, who cannot rely on
hand-eye coordination for navigating the user interface.

Guideline 5.1 Help users avoid unnecessary messages [Techniques]
Rationale:
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Received on Thursday, 17 July 2008 18:04:03 GMT

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