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UAWG Action Item: Compatibility review of UAAG 2.0 draft

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 14:33:38 -0400
Message-ID: <48F4E602.3020300@utoronto.ca>
To: WAI-UA list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>

I had an action item to review the UAAG 2.0 draft from the perspective
of compatibility (with the other WAI guidelines):

With ATAG 2.0

In general, ATAG2 has Part A for accessibility of its UI (its "chrome" 
and its rendering of content) and Part B for author support features. I 
still wonder if UAAG2 could do something similar and split its UI from 
its content interpretation aspects.

PRINCIPLE 1. Follow applicable specifications and conventions
- 1.1 might benefit by being made more general like ATAG A.1.2
- for Web-based user agents - maybe consider adapting ATAG A.1.1
- (so I can imagine breaking PRINCIPLE 1 into two parts...1) software 
accessibility guidelines and 2) web content accessibility features.

PRINCIPLE 2. Facilitate access by assistive technologies
- Not in ATAG2. I wonder how much of this could be brought together into 
something simpler (e.g. A.1.2 in this older version of ATAG2 
http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/2008/WD-ATAG20-20080727/WD-ATAG20-20080727.html)

PRINCIPLE 3. Ensure that the user interface is perceivable
- More detailed than ATAG2 but important stuff.

PRINCIPLE 4. Ensure that the user interface is operable
- Very similar to ATAG2 A.3 ("Editing views must be operable")
- Harmonization should be straightforward.

Principle 5: Ensure that user interface is understandable
- Very similar to ATAG2 A.4 with the addition of 5.1 Help users avoid 
unnecessary messages.




Cheers,
Jan


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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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