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Re: Final call for adding WCAG techniques as requirements.

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2019 20:01:48 +0100
To: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>, Jean-Yves Moyen <JYM@siteimprove.com>
Cc: ACT Rules CG <public-act-r@w3.org>
Message-ID: <372096a8-fea0-10aa-5658-f2b4eee34f5a@w3.org>
Hi Katie (and others asking about this offline),

I think this is an artifact of abbreviated wording in the subject-line.

We had some rules, which we later decided are "good practice" and not 
really WCAG conformance. These rules in the Pull Request are all like 
that, marked with "forConformance: false". That is, these rules check 
for something but that something isn't a WCAG conformance requirement 
(eg. ARIA requirement, WCAG Technique, other "good practice").

The only way to refer to that "something" in the ACT Rules Format 1.0, 
is to use the "Accessibility Requirements Mapping" feature. Maybe it's 
not the best name to have picked but we debated this for long and did 
not come up with anything better. After all, it is a requirement, just 
maybe not a WCAG conformance requirement.

Anyway, there is no intention to make the WCAG Techniques normative in 
any way, nor are rules themselves normative.

Best,
   Shadi


On 27/11/2019 18:10, Katie Haritos-Shea wrote:
> Hmmm....sorry, I have been out-of-the-loop and this is the first I have 
> heard of making the WCAG techniques a 'requirement' of each rule - is 
> that correct? Can you explain a little bit more?
> 
> I understand that this a 'rationale' for a rule. And as long as this 
> will NOT become part of a normative W3C document - I think we are OK. 
> But can I get clarification on that?
> 
> (Perhaps you know about the past fiasco of making WCAG techniques 
> normative in some places, as part of law and local standards)
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> ** katie **
> 
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> On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 4:22 AM Jean-Yves Moyen <JYM@siteimprove.com 
> <mailto:JYM@siteimprove.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Hi ACT rules,____
> 
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>     This is Final Call for a first batch of adding WCAG techniques to
>     Accessibility Mappings:____
> 
>     https://github.com/act-rules/act-rules.github.io/pull/1014____
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>     __ __
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>     Final Call ends on December 4.____
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>     __ __
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>     That’s only a small batch of updates to check that it is the correct
>     way of doing it 😊If this one is OK, I’ll add the mappings to the
>     rest of he rules in larger batches…____
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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/
Accessibility Strategy and Technology Specialist
Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
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