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WCAG 2.0 comments: Issue 388

From: Wendy A Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 14:10:08 -0400
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To: sailesh.panchang@deque.com
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org

Hello Sailesh,

Thank you for your comments on WCAG 2.0 [1].  This email shows how the WCAG 
WG has attempted to address one of your concerns.  We will send a separate 
email for each of the issues you raised. Please let us know if we have 
adequately addressed your issues.

Issue 388 [2]

Sailesh Panchang writes:
It appears that  there is a shift away from accessibility for PWD to universal
access in WCAG 2.0.
Consider that:
i. Five WCAG 1.0 checkpoints including 3 P1  map to an extended   WCAG 2 
checkpoint 4.2 about declaring  technology/providing alternative content.
ii. WCAG2's  checkpoint 2.4 about navigation mechanisms maps to 13 
checkpoints of WCAG 1.0 some of which are P1 and some are P2. Checkpoint 
2.4 of WCAG 2 is categorized as extended and not  core.
iii. On the other hand, checkpoints 4.1 and 4.3 relating to language in WCAG
1.0 now have become  core under  3.1 of WCAG 2.

11 March 2004 WD we are no longer using the terms "Core" and 
"Extended."  With the new organization in the 11 March 2004 Working Draft 
[3], do you still feel that there is a move away from accessibility towards 
universal access?

Thank you,

[2] <http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=388>
[3] <http://www.w3.org/TR/2004/WD-WCAG20-20040311/>

-- wendy a chisholm
world wide web consortium
web accessibility initiative
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