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Errata — Understanding WCAG 2.0

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce.Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 12:32:31 -0500
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From:
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/Overview.html#technology-supports-access-rsv

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The intent of this success criterion is to provide information in a form that assistive technology can extract accessibility information about interactive user interface components in order to present them to users in an understandable way.  For example, a screen reader may tell a user that the current control is a checkbox and that it is not checked. 
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This use of the word “form” should be replaced with “format” (or other non-confusable term) throughout document.

Rational:  Here the word form means shape or instance or structure.  More frequently, the word is use in associate with layout or “form controls”.  This example is particularly ambiguous because the very next sentence discusses a checkbox, a form control!  This standard is meant to have broader applicability, say buttons on a toolbar (which might be a better example anyway).
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