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Your comments on WCAG 2.0 Public Working Draft of May, 2007

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2007 21:52:21 -0700
Message-ID: <824e742c0711032152g591c39c8v21adc685e92f8ceb@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Joshue O Connor" <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Dear Joshue O Connor,

Thank you for your comments on the 17 May 2007 Public Working Draft of
the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/). The WCAG Working Group
has reviewed all comments received on the May draft, and will be
publishing an updated Public Working Draft shortly. Before we do that,
we would like to know whether we have understood your comments
correctly, and also whether you are satisfied with our resolutions.

Please review our resolutions for the following comments, and reply to
us by 19 November 2007 at public-comments-wcag20@w3.org to say whether
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Please see below for the text of comments that you submitted and our
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Draft of May-October 2007 at
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/WD-WCAG20-20071102/

Thank you for your time reviewing and sending comments. Though we
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comments are valuable to the development of WCAG 2.0.

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

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Comment 1: Comments from Joshue O Connor
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2007May/0145.html
(Issue ID: 1938)
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Original Comment:
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This entry combines two form submissions:

1.) http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2007May/0145.html

Document: QR
Item Number: Guideline 1.1: Provide text alternatives for any non-text ...
Part of Item:
Comment Type: editorial
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Decoration, Formatting, Invisible: If non-text content is pure
decoration, or used only for visual formatting, or if it is not
presented to users, then  it is implemented such that it can be
ignored by assistive technology.

2.) http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2007May/0146.html

Document: QR
Item Number: Guideline 1.1: Provide text alternatives for any non-text ...
Part of Item:
Comment Type: general comment
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
Media, Test, Sensory: If non-text content is multimedia  ,  live
audio-only or live video-only content, a test or exercise that must be
presented in non-text format   , or primarily intended to create a
specific sensory experience  , then text alternatives at least
identify the non-text content with a descriptive text label. (For
multimedia, see also Guideline 1.2.)

Proposed Change:
Media, Test, Sensory: If non-text content is multimedia  ,  live
audio-only or live video-only content, a test or exercise that must be
presented in non-text format   , or primarily intended to create a
specific sensory experience  , then text alternatives _must_ at least
identify the non-text content with a descriptive text label. (For
multimedia, see also Guideline 1.2.)

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Response from Working Group:
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Success criteria describe the state of the content, rather than
describing what the author must do. So changing "it is implemented" to
"it is to be implemented" or inserting "must" is inappropriate. We
have changed the wording of the fourth bullet as follows:

Decoration, Formatting, Invisible: If non-text content is pure
decoration, or used only for visual formatting, or if it is not
presented to users, then it is implemented in a way that it can be
ignored by assistive technology.
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