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about \"Accessibility Supported\"

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 16:36:37 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Takayuki Watanabe, Masahiro Umegaki, Makoto Ueki
Email: nabe@lab.twcu.ac.jp
Affiliation: JIS Working Group(JSA INSTAC)
Document: W2
Item Number: Important New Terms Used in WCAG 2.0
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: question
Summary of Issue: about \"Accessibility Supported\"
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
In the description of \"Accessibility Supported\" in the section of \"Important New Terms Used in WCAG 2.0\", there is an Editorial Note which reads \"The W3C WAI will be compiling existing information on its technologies. It is expected that other organizations will compile such information for their technologies. There will undoubtedly be others who create documented lists as well.\"



It is irresponsible of WCAG WG to rely on the \"other organizations\". WCAG 2.0 is a guidelines which would be recommended by W3C/WAI. If WCAG 2.0 require authors to consult documented lists of technologies that are known to have accessibility support, WCAG 2.0 itself should provide the documented lists.



If WCAG 2.0 would rely on other organizations, WCAG WG should create the test files for each technologies so that other organizations will

be able to compile such information based on the same level of the measure. The documented lists for any languages should be created by using the same test files and the same test procedure with the same measure. Without those materials, JIS WG or any other organization in Japan won\'t be able to do anything. Even if some organization would create the lists, it could be unreliable information and the sites based on such information could be inaccessible to the users in

reality. For any other languages than English, this must be one of the big concerns.



Additionaly, the format for the documented lists should be provided to ensure the consistency acroos the languages.

Proposed Change:
- Develop and Provide the test files and the measure for the documented lists on Accessibility Supported technologies.

- Provide the format for the documented lists.

- Not rely on the other organizations than W3C as WCAG 2.0 is one of the W3C guidelines.
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