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Re: Does not contain example for link context ( LC-2917)

From: <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:59:32 +0000
Message-Id: <E1Wciiy-0008Rd-2Q@jessica.w3.org>
To: Sailesh Panchang <sailesh.panchang@deque.com>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
 Dear Sailesh Panchang ,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the Techniques
for WCAG 2.0 published on 6 Mar 2014. Thank you for having taken the time
to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org if you agree with it or not before 1 May
2014. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a specific
solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If such a
consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to raise a
formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during the
transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation


For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
Michael Cooper
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/E1WXvLv-0002p7-Gn@shauna.w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-WCAG20-TECHS-20140306/


Your comment on ARIA1: Using the aria-describedby property to provide a
descriptive label ...:
> ARIA1 does not include an example for links. SC 2.4.4 lists this as a
> sufficient technique.
> Proposed Change:
> Consider 
> <p id="weather">What's the weather like? <a href="weather.htm"
> aria-describedby="weather">Click here</a></p>
> Note: In this example the contextual text is read by screen readers
> automatically when the 
> link gets focus upon tabbing to it. One does not have to additionally
> activate a screen 
> reader specific keystroke figure out the context.

Working Group Resolution (LC-2917):
Thank you for your comment. 

The example provided is good, but the working group prefers to keep the
techniques for link purpose distinct from more general techniques referring
to controls.  ARIA7 and ARIA8 are used to describe how to use aria-label
and aria-labelledby to meet 2.4.4, and the working group will add a "Using
aria-describedby for link purpose" to its list of techniques that are
needed.  If you would like to contribute to the development of this
technique please visit https://github.com/w3c/wcag to do via GitHub or
http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/TECHS-SUBMIT/ to do so via an online form.

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