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Re: ACTION-1068: reply to comment on 4.1.4

From: Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2015 09:29:17 -0600
Message-ID: <CA+=z1Wn-_5jxX3kXcATG0gZc7ph6RSbDXeDxeFgi63oyjECorQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Kim Patch <kim@redstartsystems.com>
Cc: Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>, User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>
+1 for me. Nicely said, Greg.

On Fri, Feb 6, 2015 at 11:35 AM, Kim Patch <kim@redstartsystems.com> wrote:

> +1 from me
>
> Cheers,
> Kim
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> > On Feb 6, 2015, at 11:29 AM, Jeanne Spellman <jeanne@w3.org> wrote:
> >
> > +1 from me.  If I hear from Jim or Kim, I'll just update the doc and we
> can call it done.
> >
> > jeanne
> >
> >> On 2/6/2015 11:01 AM, Richards, Jan wrote:
> >> Works for me.
> >>
> >> -Jan
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> >> ________________________________
> >> From: Greg Lowney [gcl-0039@access-research.org]
> >> Sent: February-05-15 11:48 PM
> >> To: User Agent Accessibility Guidelines Working Group
> >> Subject: ACTION-1068: reply to comment on 4.1.4
> >>
> >> Comment MS06 reads "4.1.4 DOM could be AA. Providing AT developers a
> way to go around accessibility APIs is not always a good thing, as it
> results in inconsistent user experiences based on the AT developers
> interpretation."
> >>
> >> Proposed Response: We do not feel that it is a bad thing for different
> AT to provide different user experiences. Such differences can be
> influenced by many factors, only one of which is their choice of gathering
> information via the DOM, platform API, and/or UA-specific means. We
> believe, that the field generally agrees, that diverse user experiences,
> and allowing the user to choose the tool that best supports their needs, is
> not only good but important. Typically, tools relying on platform API alone
> are able to provide a baseline-level of functionality across many
> applications, but other tools are able to provide a richer experience for
> specific applications by using a richer API. Users may choose one or the
> other based on their situation and needs. We believe that UA should support
> both approaches, and other reviewers have concurred, so DOM access is
> retained at Level A.
> >
> > --
> > _______________________________
> > Jeanne Spellman
> > W3C Web Accessibility Initiative
> > jeanne@w3.org
> >
>
>


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