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Re: We have until tomorrow to object - Fwd: RE: Supplementary document for WCAG 2.1

From: Steve Lee <steve@opendirective.com>
Date: Thu, 25 May 2017 09:06:09 +0100
Message-ID: <CAEsWMvSjriVuxcrva0NeWLLuZb9nA19BODY7h6SiLTL3dgoJMg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu>
Cc: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>, Mike Pluke <Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com>, "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>, "Neil.Milliken" <neil.milliken@atos.net>
A thought - should such tutorial extras be made available via Shadi's team?
Steve Lee
OpenDirective http://opendirective.com


On 24 May 2017 at 19:29, Gregg C Vanderheiden <greggvan@umd.edu> wrote:
> I think this is all getting very confusing.
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> I think that we have WCAG 2.1
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> if there are supplemental docs — I think that each should focus on ONE
> aspect -  and not be written anything like WCAG  (or else it will be very
> confusing and not very useful or used)
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> the supplement should NOT be   WCAG without testability.   Because there is
> no use for that.
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> The supplements should be GUIDANCE documents on how to address these
> specific topics.
> They should be written like tutorials  (how to create content for this group
> or topic)
> They should include all of the things that are in WCAG  and everything that
> doesn’t qualify for WCAG but is really great advice.   And they should not
> be separated but all integrated into a coherent story.
>
> That is what would be useful and used.
>
> If the purpose is to just have more requirements that don’t have the
> testability problem or general applicability problem of WCAG — then it will
> fails - because you can require what isnt testable or generally applicable.
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> I know we all wish there were more generally applicable things that were
> testable.  But lets not force what doesn’t qualify into as a requirement
> into one.    It won’t fly and can sink what can be.
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> g
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> Gregg C Vanderheiden
> greggvan@umd.edu
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