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Re: ACTION-380: 5.3.2 Document Accessibility Features

From: Patrick H. Lauke <patrickl@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 22:29:45 +0100
Message-ID: <4BD8A8C9.1070504@opera.com>
CC: WAI-UA list <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
Looks good to me so far Greg.

On 28/04/2010 22:09, Greg Lowney wrote:
> Below are proposed Intent and Examples for 5.3.2 per my survey response
> ad our discussion on last weeks' conference call.
> My apologies for being late this, but I ended up out of town longer than
> expected.
> *5.3.2 Document Accessibility Features: *All user agent features that
> benefit accessibility @@DEFINE - as specified in the conformance claim@@
> are documented. (Level A)
> · *Intent of Success Criterion 5.3.2:*
> When a product's accessibility features are explained in its
> documentation, users can find and learn how to use the features they
> need. This is especially critical for users who rely on accessibility
> features, as they may need to find and configure those features before
> they can effectively explore the product's user interface. If a feature
> is undocumented or if its description is difficult find, that features
> may as well not exist for many users, particularly if they would have to
> hunt for the feature a large set of menus, dialog boxes, and
> configuration files.
> · *Examples of Success Criterion 5.3.2:*
> o Peter uses an alternative keyboard and cannot use a mouse. When he
> needs to select and copy text from a Web page, he searches the online
> help for "keyboard selection" and gets a page which tells him how to
> turn on "caret browsing" and use arrow and shift keys to select the text
> he wants. Since he had never heard that phrase before, he's grateful
> that it was indexed under terms that came naturally to him.
> o Francia relies on a screen reader, and the browser's installation
> instructions tell her that she has to start the browser with a specific
> command-line option to enable its screen reader compatibility features.
> In case she installed the product without reading those instructions,
> she can find the same information repeated in the product's primary
> documentation.
> o Rashid wants to know whether a new mobile phone's media player
> supports closed captioning before he purchases it. He consults the
> documentation on the manufacturer's Web site, which not only tells him
> that the feature is supported but provides instructions for turning them
> on and controlling their presentation options.
> I have a few more thoughts on 5.3 in general that I'll send in separate
> email.
> Thanks,
> Greg

Patrick H. Lauke

Web Evangelist
Developer Relations Team
Opera - http://www.opera.com
Received on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 21:30:25 UTC

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