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Answer to WAI CG on Address Accessibility in Requirements

From: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 14:51:23 -0400
Message-Id: <425D4FEE-3091-4BF7-BADD-A147F52D1BAA@w3.org>
Cc: www-qa@w3.org
To: wendy@w3.org

Dear Wendy,

Thanks for your comments on the Last Call version of the QA Framework:
Specification Guidelines[0] - 22 November 2004

After two weeks from now (on May 18, 2005), the lack of answer will  
be considered as if you had accepted the comment.

Original Comment (Issue 1087 [1]):
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-qa/2005Feb/0005.html

As a response to your comment, the QA Working Group has partially  
accepted your
comment.

The QA Working Group agrees with the request of the WAI CG that SpecGL
  should mention the need to consider accessibility while writing a
specification, but disagree with making this a normative requirement
  in SpecGL, since its scope in this version of the document is mainly
focused on conformance related items and that QA WG participants don't
  have enough background and experience to add further requirements on
  this topic at this stage of development. In addition to accessibility,
the QA Working Group has decided that SpecGL should mention the need to
  additionally consider internationalization and device independence  
while
  writing a specification. Accordingly, a new Section 3.3  
(Accessibility,
  Internationalization, and Device Independence Considerations) has been
  created in the revised SpecGL draft [2]. Note that there is a  
reference to
  the XML Accessibility Guidelines within Section 3.3.

[0] http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-qaframe-spec-20041122/
[1]: http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=1087
[2]: http://www.w3.org/TR/2005/WD-qaframe-spec-20050428/#address- 
other-topics

-- 
Karl Dubost
QA Working Group Chair
http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/
Received on Wednesday, 11 May 2005 18:51:30 UTC

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