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

From: Loretta Guarino Reid <lorettaguarino@google.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 17:19:58 -0700
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To: "Markus Ladstaetter" <markus@ladstaetter.at>
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Dear Markus Ladstaetter,

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
http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20071211). The WCAG Working Group
has reviewed all comments received on the December draft. Before we
proceed to implementation, we would like to know whether we have
understood your comments correctly and whether you are satisfied with
our resolutions.

Please review our resolutions for the following comments, and reply to
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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.


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: Conformance level for SC 2.4.7 too low
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2008Feb/0047.html
(Issue ID: 2498)
Original Comment:

We think the conformance level for this criterion should be level A
because otherwise it would be very hard for user without a pointing
device to navigate through webpages.

For Level AA it should be compulsory to provide a mechanism (for
example CSS) to make the focus visible.

Proposed Change:
level change from AA to AA + at level AA the web page should provide a
visible focus (more than the user agents provide at default settings)

Response from Working Group:

Whether a control has focus is one of the states that must be
programmatically determinable to satisfy SC 4.1.2. Notification of
changes to the focus must also be available to user agents, including
assistive technologies. So at Level A, assistive technology could be
used to track and highlight focus if the default visual feedback is
insufficient. We have clarified this in Understanding Success
Criterion 4.1.2.

Level AA contains several success criteria like this one that place
more of the responsibility for the default visual presentation on the
author instead of relying on assistive technology.
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