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brainstorm with David Macdonald on WCAG

From: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:40:24 +0200
To: "public-cognitive-a11y-tf" <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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I had a brainstorm with David Macdonald about what would make Success Criteria (SC) adoptable and testable wcag 

Here are some notes

Testable : The status is clear after they have done it…there would be a consensuses about when something has passed the user needs to know when they are done and wen they are not yet done (In other words 7 out of 10 people experts will agree)
We can make thing clearer by adding definitions to any unclear terms
We might be able to add non-normative advice in the sc (success criteria) with additional wording such a s “It is recommended that”
Adoptable: we can address that via a list of exceptions

Playing around with that we got some directions
-In place of "enable adaptabity" - we could propose: "Semantics and standardized techniques are used that enable adaptivity"
-In place of "use clear affordences"  we could propose: "Interactive Controls including links have affordences of one of the following : a border , medium to high contrast background etc.."
-Another direction is " When there is a barrier between the content and the user that requires extra cognitive function additional to the function is required for main use of the content, an alternative is provided that does not require additional cognitive function. An exeption could be when there is a not a known compliant alternative that provides the same main function. 
Included in this would be: Interactive communication systems with numbers the number zero by itself will reach a human operator. Complaint biometrics or other security device that are used as an alternitve to capture or security that requires copying, spelling or memory skills

All the best

Lisa Seeman

Athena ICT Accessibility Projects 
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