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Status Updates for new draft

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 11:47:33 -0600
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This draft integrates changes made as a result of comments received on the
xxx Public Working Draft and also includes changes resulting from
restructuring and updating the document to reflect changes in technology.
Substantial changes include:

Principle 1: Comply with applicable specifications and conventions
	Guideline 1.1 and associated success criteria have been
re-conceptualized to include web-based user-agents (web applications) and
ensure they conform to WCAG20. 
	Guideline 1.2 and associated success criteria focus on operating
system base user agents and ensure they conform to the standards and
requirements of the operating system.

PRINCIPLE 2. Facilitate programmatic access by assistive technologies
	All guidelines and success criteria reflect a total rewriting and
restructuring that incorporates changes in technologies since UAAG10,
specifically the use of accessibility architectures on native platforms
running user agents. 

PRINCIPLE 4. Ensure that the user interface is operable
	Guideline 4.1 Ensure full keyboard access. The working group has put
considerable effort into overhauling keyboard accessibility. It provides new
success criteria derived from the review and gap analysis of other keyboard
accessibility requirements documents.  

The Working Group seeks feedback on the following points for this draft:

    * Are there concerns about the inclusion of web-applications as
    * Does the inclusion of success criteria related to accessibility
platform architectures provide sufficient guidance to user agent developers
when developing accessible user-agents? 
    * Is the guideline on keyboard access complete?
    * Are there any other areas in which the guidelines may be lacking?

Jim Allan, Accessibility Coordinator & Webmaster
Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, Texas 78756
voice 512.206.9315    fax: 512.206.9264  http://www.tsbvi.edu/
"We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." McLuhan, 1964
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