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Clarification of advisory techniques

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Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 00:35:45 +0000 (GMT)
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Name: Sandra Vassallo
Email: S.Vassallo@e-bility.com
Document: W2
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Comment Type: general comment
Summary of Issue: Clarification of advisory techniques
Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
I think the concept of advisory (optional) techniques is useful in providing strategies for enhancing accessibility and usability however I\'m concerned that many of the techniques listed are either:

* still required to make websites accessible with today\'s user agents

* accessibility requirements that are not \"testable\" but necessary to make websites accessible to some audiences

Proposed Change:
Some thoughts...

Introduce a new techniques category for the equivalent of \"until user agents support\" concept in WCAG 1.0 (as the techniques document is not normative and can be updated, these techniques will be flagged and could be periodically reviewed or deleted at a later date).

Change the concept of Advisory Techniques to Qualitative Techniques or provide a new section for Qualitative Techniques that has the same status as the Sufficient (Quantitative) Techniques.

Reword the scoping statement to acknowledge the importance of qualitative criteria in providing accessible websites emphasizing that testability is only one part of the accessibility process and needs to be supported by the Qualitative Techniques as well as user testing by people with disability wherever possible.
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