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Re: EOWG's replies to WCAG WG resolutions of EOWG comments on May 2007 Draft of WCAG 2.0

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 16:02:20 -0800
Message-ID: <824e742c0712111602h2796ce14ve529f07c3bbf0229@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Shawn Henry" <shawn@w3.org>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org, "EOWG (E-mail)" <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

We have changed the definitions to be technically accurate but easier
to understand. \

Regards,

Loretta Guarino Reid, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Gregg Vanderheiden, WCAG WG Co-Chair
Michael Cooper, WCAG WG Staff Contact

On behalf of the WCAG Working Group

> >----------------------------------------------------------
> >Comment 19: distinction between blinking and flashing still isn't clear
> >Source:
> >http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2007Jun/0408.html
> >(Issue ID: 2289)
> >
> >17. [guideline 2] The difference between 2.2.2 (blinking) and 2.3.1
> >(flashing) is not clear even with the links to definitions, as the
> >definitions are mutually self-referencing and seem just like different
> >degrees of the same thing. Either differentiate more in the SC themselves,
> >or combine them.
> >
> >Response from Working Group:
> >
> >We have added a definition for flash and clarified the difference
> >between flash and blink both in the definitions and (in longer form)
> >in the understanding document
>
> EOWG reply on Comment 19 distinction between blinking and flashing still isn't clear:
> 1. EOWG still feels like the distinction between blinking and flashing in WCAG 2.0 is difficult to ascertain, the definitions did little to help, and the specific technical language turned off some. While we realize you need precision in the technical specification, we encourage you to work on making these more approachable and easier to understand.
>
> Please consider:
> - Include plain language description and/or examples of blinking, flashing, and the distinction between them.
> - For the flash definition, start with a more easy to understand definition and put the technical specifics after that.
> - For the blink definition, provide a self-contained definition, rather than defining it only in relation to flash.
> - Put the simple language in the definitions themselves as possible, or at the least in a note with the definition in /TR/WCAG20 doc.
> - For the both definitions, link to more explanation and/or examples of each and of the distinction, e.g., something like the new Note in Understanding (Note: In some cases, what we refer to as "blinking" and what we refer to as "flashing" may overlap slightly. We are using different terms for the two because...)
>
> Some background:
> - "Then the wording used for the flash definition is weird... "a pair of opposing changes in relative luminance of 10% or more where the relative luminance of the darker image is below 0.80"
> I really have no idea what that means." - http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-eo/2007OctDec/0083.html
> - http://www.w3.org/2007/11/16-eo-minutes#comment19
>
> 2. We assume that the word "flash" should be linked to its definition in the text of 2.3.1 and 2.3.2.
>
> 3. (Also we noted a little "typo" in 2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold: Web pages do not... where the word "do" is included with "Web page" in the link.)
>
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