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Re: Completion of mobile accessibility document for review

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 17:17:59 -0500
Message-ID: <49EE4617.30600@w3.org>
To: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>, achuter@technosite.es
CC: Yeliz Yesilada <yesilady@cs.man.ac.uk>, wai-eo-editors <wai-eo-editors@w3.org>
Here is a proposal to clear the remaining pending action items on the WCAG-MWBP document:

Add the following paragraph under "The Relationship Between WCAG and MWBP" <http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/TaskForces/Accessibility/drafts/latest/#no_correspondence_table>

WCAG and MWBP both aim to improve the Web interaction of users who experience barriers due to either disabilities or the device used to access the Web. However, WCAG and MWBP have slightly different approaches. For example, a key feature of WCAG is testability and the WCAG 2.0 success criteria are specifically designed to be testable statements. W3C recommends that all Web sites comply with WCAG 2.0. In some situations, Web sites are legally required to be accessible. MWBP is different in that it provides suggested best practices for consideration. Although some of the best practices are testable, they are not all intended to be testable. It is not expected that all Web sites will meet MWBP.

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Thoughts?

*If at all possible, I'd like to discuss this with EOWG this week* since Alan won't be available next week.

Thanks,
~Shawn


Shawn Henry wrote:
> Thanks for checking in, Alan.
> 
> I assume the WG would want to review whatever we end up adding to cover 
> this issue; however, it will probably be one small paragraph and it is 
> likely there will be few or no comments from BPWG participants.
> 
> Note that I think Yeliz's paragraph is very good input, but needs 
> refining to flow within the context of the document. I look forward to 
> Shadi's perspectives... :-)
> 
> Thanks,
> ~Shawn
> 
> 
> Shadi Abou-Zahra wrote:
>> Hi Alan,
>>
>> Yes, I would agree. My sincere apologies for not getting to this 
>> action item in time. I doubt it would need action by MWBP group.
>>
>> Thanks,
>>   Shadi
>>
>>
>> Alan Chuter wrote:
>>> Hi Shawn, Shadi,
>>>
>>> This Wednesday to Friday the Mobile Web Best Practices WG will be 
>>> holding a face to face. One of the agenda items is "Finalise 
>>> mobile/accessibility" [1]. This is just a reminder about the (to my 
>>> understanding) only two items pending:
>>>
>>> 1. "Explain difference in approach between MWBPs and WCAG, 
>>> testability, best practices v. success criteria." Yeliz circulated a 
>>> suggestion to us for it on 3 March:
>>> "In principle, both WCAG and MWBP aim to improve the Web interaction 
>>> of users who experience barriers due to either disabilities or the 
>>> device used to access the Web. However, WCAG and MWBP have slightly 
>>> different approaches. For instance, even though WCAG in some 
>>> countries is a legal requirement, MWBP is not. Although some best 
>>> practices are testable in MWBP, testability is a key feature of the 
>>> WCAG 2.0 principles. However, despite these differences, they both 
>>> focus on user experience."
>>>
>>> 2. "Shadi to summarize different persepctives of WCAG and MWBP" [2].
>>>
>>> My intention is to say to the MWBP WG that there is nothing further 
>>> for them to do for now.
>>>
>>> cheers,
>>> Alan
>>>
>>>
>>> [1] 
>>> http://www.w3.org/2005/MWI/BPWG/Group/Meetings/London3/logistics.html
>>> [2] http://www.w3.org/2008/02/15-eo-minutes.html#action05
>>
> 
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