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UAWG Action Item: Testability review of UAAG 2.0 draft

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:43:32 -0400
Message-ID: <48F4BE24.8020306@utoronto.ca>
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I had an action item to review the UAAG 2.0 draft from the perspective 
of testability (the degree to which success criteria can be judged to 
pass or fail):

3RD PARTY CONVENTIONS: Whenever UA developer is asked to follow existing 
conventions there is a possibility they will miss a convention that a 
3rd party tester might feel they should not have. Probably not a major 
issue since the techniques will list links to the major convention 
sources for the major platforms (Windows, MacOS, Gnome, etc.)

1.1.1, 1.1.2 (op. env. conventions)
2.3.3, 2.4.3, 2.5.3. 2.6.2 (API conventions)
2.7.1 (op. env. conventions)
3.6.2 (highlighting options)
3.7.3 (text options)
4.1.6 (text area conventions)
4.1.10 (conventional bindings)

DEVELOPER SPECIFIES: These success criteria involve developer judgment 
calls that 3rd party testers might not have access to. So these 
decisions should be documented in the conformance claim:

1.2.1 (which are the access features?)
2.8.1 (which APIs are implemented due to UAAG?)
3.13.3 (Important Elements?)
5.3.2, 5.3.3, 5.3.4, 5.3.5 features that benefit accessibility

BROAD INTERPRETATION POSSIBLE: These success criteria can be interpreted 
very broadly ("Make explicitly-defined relationships in the 
content...available programmatically"). Maybe we make use of 
"recognizes" keyword and in all cases of "recognize" we require the 
developers to document what they recognize?

3.4.1, 3.4.2 (which relationships available programmatically?)
3.5.1, 3.5.2 Repair Alternatives

2.10.1 "Timely manner"?

Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Lead
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information (i-school)
University of Toronto

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