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Re: My comments about the WCAG 2.0 specifications

From: Wendy Chisholm <wendy@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2005 20:52:37 -0400
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To: Ivo Gonçalves <ivo_mmm@hotmail.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org, mf@w3.org, tmichel@w3.org, dsr@w3.org

Dear Ivo,

Thank you for your comments on the latest WCAG 2.0 Working Drafts.

At 10:25 AM 7/25/2005, Ivo Gonçalves wrote:
>I am somewhat displeased that apparently no one has of yet realized that 
>Accessability Keys are NOT device independent. There is the serious need 
>for a better alternative to those.

Please specify which section of which document you feel needs to be changed 
and if possible, suggest wording that we can use.

>Furthermore, is there any intention of considering the Speech Application 
>Language Tags (SALT) or part of its specifications to the WCAG 2.0 or the 
>future versions? I believe the W3C should take sometime considering SALT 
>as it does offer some fine tools and a decent alternative for the deaf people.

Thank you for the pointer to SALT, I'm not sure about the rest of the WCAG 
Working Group, but I was unaware of this project.  Does this overlap with 
W3C work on voice and multimodal applications or timed text? [1,2, 3]  Or 
does this fill a gap between these technologies? There are many 
technologies the WCAG WG would like to write techniques documents about, 
for example we had hoped to publish "SVG Techniques for WCAG 2.0" at the 
time we go to Last Call. Unfortunately, due to lack of resources we are 
focusing our efforts on HTML, CSS, and Client-side Scripting.  In the 
future, we expect to address other technologies, such as SMIL, SVG, and 

Please let us know if any of the success criteria would be difficult to 
implement in SALT or if there are any success criteria missing that might 
be essential to making a SALT application accessible.

Thank you,

[1] <http://www.w3.org/Voice/>
[2] <http://www.w3.org/2002/mmi/>
[3] <http://www.w3.org/AudioVideo/TT/> 
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