Re: UA and AT out of date.

On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 7:31 AM, <> wrote:

> Name: Sylvie Duchateau
> Email:
> Affiliation: Association BrailleNet
> Document: TD
> Item Number: H90
> Part of Item: User Agent Notes
> Comment Type: technical
> Summary of Issue: UA and AT out of date.
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> This note talks about older screen readers and browsers: jaws 7,
> window-eyes 5, firefox 1... It also only refers to windows compatible
> technologies. Could this part be more general and indicate that older UAs do
> not behave properly?
> We tested explicit labels and titles on form fields with Voiceover with
> safari, jaws 11 and the open source screen reader NVDA, as well as
> Window-eyes 7.2 and it worked fine.
> Proposed Change:
> Reword this section to invite on caution in using this and include newer
> technologies and user agents.
> ================================
Response from the Working Group
The community badly needs a database of information about accessibility
support for different OS/UA/AT combinations.  We wish we could refer people
to an actively maintained source of this information. Unfortunately, the
WCAG WG does not have the resources to produce that information.

The user agents notes reflect the status of known user agent support at the
point at which the technique was written. We do not expect to be updating
user agent information in older techniques.

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

Received on Friday, 14 October 2011 20:43:04 UTC