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Referencing User Agents and Assistive Technologies

From: WCAG 2.0 Comment Form <nobody@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 19:20:53 +0000 (UTC)
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Name: Jan Richards (on behalf of UAWG)
Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
Affiliation: WAI-UAWG
Document: W2
Item Number: Important New Terms Used in WCAG 2.0
Part of Item: 
Comment Type: technical
Summary of Issue: Referencing User Agents and Assistive Technologies
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
In \"Accessibility Supported\", etc. assistive technologies are often listed before browser accessibility features. Browser accessibility features are enhanced or supplemented by assistive technologies and user agents transfer information to the assistive technology via APIs etc.

Proposed Change:
In \"Accessibility Supported\" and throughout suggest where they are mentionned specifically, list browsers ahead of assistive technologies and clarify that browsers pass information on to assistive technologies (i.e. while an assistive technology can be part of a combination of softwares that make up a user agent, it cannot be a user agent on its own, while a browser can).

We also suggest WCAG-WG and UAWG work together on these issues.
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