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Re: Link context determined by preceding heading? ( LC-2921)

From: <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:55:40 +0000
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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
Understanding 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 June 21,
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/E1WXupT-0001Qc-Fr@shauna.w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/TR/2014/NOTE-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20140306/


Your comment on Link Purpose (In Context): Understanding Success Criterion
> Understanding SC 2.4.4 says contextual text may be in the heading
> immediately preceding the link.
> But SC 80 is marked as an advisory technique
> (H80: Identifying the purpose of a link using link text combined with
> the preceding heading element)
> This appears to be inconsistent. Admittedly, only JAWS is good at
> announcing preceding heading without moving focus from a link.
> Proposed Change:
> Fix: Remove reference to 'preceding heading' for determining context in
> understanding doc or make H80 sufficient.

Working Group Resolution (LC-2921):
Thank you for the comment - we have adjusted the text in the understanding
document to reflect your suggestion.

The sentence will now read:
This can be achieved by putting the description of the link in the same
sentence, paragraph, list item, or table cell as the link, or in the table
header cell for a link in a data table, because these are directly
associated with the link itself. Alternatively, authors may choose to use
an ARIA technique to associate additional text on the page with the link.  

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