Re: [public-cognitive-a11y-tf] <none>

Hi Rain
We are working on a "quick ref" type version
Hopefully it will come out soon after this document.

On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 5:40 PM Rain Michaels <> wrote:

> To be quite honest, I've always found wading through the documents when
> finding information for WCAG very overwhelming, and this is something I'm
> hoping to come up with recommendations around. This document is no
> exception.
> When I was doing audits and vpats, my life-saver for the past few years
> has been the quickref <>. It
> enabled me to get to the information I needed, and then drill in from
> there. This model is helpful for a few reasons:
>    - A combination of expanding + useful information up front
>    - A persistent table of contents that enables one to get to the
>    information
>    - Clear visual indications of the start and stop of specific sections
>    of information, so that it is really easy to focus in on everything related
>    to one specific idea
>    - Easy access to the link so that it can be shared with any
>    stakeholders who need to be convinced
> While expanding and collapsing carries its own cognitive challenges, it
> would be great if we can find a way to give individuals easy access to the
> specific amount of information they need when they need it.
> Rain
> On Tue, Feb 16, 2021 at 6:55 AM Steve Lee <> wrote:
>> Hmm, I'm not convinced collapsible works for a "document", though it
>> makes every sense in the coming Web version of the Design Guide. This
>> will have a page per Pattern, so is much more manageable anyway. The
>> "Details" can be collapsible there without causing any surprises as web
>> pages are often interactive.
>> If it is decided to go the collapsable route, the "What to do"
>> (currently Description) would be better placed in the static text IMHO.
>> Then you can scan the content an understand the patterns without having
>> to expand, unless you want to drill down.
>> I also feel quite strongly that most content is best covered in "what to
>> do" and the "examples" which provide extra practical detail. Thus onl y
>> a few have the more "details section".
>> Steve
>> On 16/02/2021 14:31, Lisa Seeman wrote:
>> > Hi Folks
>> > Do we like the idea of having most of the details for each pattern in a
>> > "more detail" tab?
>> >
>> > Along the lines of /expand-demo/
>> > <
>> > ?
>> > Does it make it easier to follow?
>> >
>> > All the best
>> >
>> > Lisa

Received on Thursday, 18 February 2021 12:06:48 UTC