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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 17:21:33 -0700
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To: "Suzanne Taylor" <Suzanne.Taylor@pearsoned.com>
Cc: public-comments-WCAG20@w3.org

Dear Suzanne Taylor,

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
us by 31 March 2008 at public-comments-wcag20@w3.org to say whether
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also include links to the relevant changes in the WCAG 2.0 Editor's
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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: Need Bullets for Educational Testing Situations
Source: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-comments-wcag20/2008Feb/0154.html
(Issue ID: 2593)
Original Comment:

When students take timed tests online, some students with disabilities
are entitled to "double time" or "time and a half", etc. In these
cases, there is an important 3-way relationship: application,
instructor, student. All of the current bullet points address 2-way
relationships: user, application.

Proposed Change:
Add Bullets:

When the time limit is exceeded, the user is allowed to complete the
activity and the amount of time the user spent is recorded with any
activity results.

Instructor or administrative access allows time limits to be set on a
user-by-user basis.

Response from Working Group:

Timed tests are covered under the Essential Exception clause of SC 2.2.1:

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

That is, the success criterion can be satisfied by timed tests that
don't permit ways for the user to turn off, adjust, or extend the time
limit until the user has enough time to complete the task.

There are a variety of policies that apply to students with
disabilities, and web pages for use with students with disabilities
should implement the appropriate policy. This can be a requirement
beyond satisfying WCAG 2.0. However we feel it would be inappropriate
to add any of those policies to the guidelines.
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