Your comments on WCAG 2.0 Last Call Working Draft of December, 2007

Dear Alex Li,

Thank you for your comments on the 11 Dec 2007 Last Call Working Draft
of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0 The WCAG Working Group
has reviewed all comments received on the December draft. Before we
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understood your comments correctly and whether you are satisfied with
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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 1: double negative in the essential exception
(Issue ID: 2402)
Original Comment:

"the time limit cannot be extended without invalidating the activity"
is a double negative statement.  This is confusing.

Proposed Change:
Time extension would result in invalidation  of the activity. In which
case, no time extension is required.

Response from Working Group:

We have updated the bullet to read as follows:

* Essential Exception: the time limit is essential and extending it
would invalidate the activity; or

Comment 2: 1.4.5 wording can use some improvement
(Issue ID: 2439)
Original Comment:

Proposed Change:
If the rendering technologies being used can achieve the visual
designed by the author via text, use text to convey information rather
than images of text except for the following exceptions...

Response from Working Group:

We have revised the success criterion as follows:

1.4.5 Images of Text: If the technologies being used can achieve the
visual presentation, text is used to convey information rather than
images of text except for the following: (Level AA)

Received on Tuesday, 11 March 2008 00:18:33 UTC