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RGAA (was RE: @summary in the wild)

From: <stephane.deschamps@orange-ftgroup.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:54:16 +0100
To: "'Patrick H. Lauke'" <redux@splintered.co.uk>
Cc: "'John Foliot'" <jfoliot@stanford.edu>, "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "'W3C WAI-XTECH'" <wai-xtech@w3.org>
Message-ID: <14319_1260464057_4B2127B9_14319_545_1_00c701ca79b9$68fad4a0$5311b30a@stquentiny.francetelecom.fr>
RGAA V2 does two things:

1. Since it is targeted at public services, it assumes most of them will
mostly use HTML. So a lot of checkpoints deal with HTML/CSS/JS. It does deal
with all these in an accessibility-supported logic rather than a WCAG1

2. It also integrates multimedia but to a lesser extent than HTML/CSS/JS.

I'm sure Aurélien (who helped in writing the RGAA) can be more specific when
he gets back to reading the list.
Kind regards,
Stéphane Deschamps
Orange-France Telecom Group / IT Accessibility

-----Message d'origine-----
De : Patrick H. Lauke [mailto:redux@splintered.co.uk] 
Envoyé : mercredi 9 décembre 2009 19:11
À : stephane.deschamps@orange-ftgroup.com
Cc : 'John Foliot'; 'HTML Accessibility Task Force'; 'W3C WAI-XTECH'
Objet : Re: @summary in the wild (was FW: [WebAIM] Jaws 11 and table

On 09/12/2009 17:03, stephane.deschamps@orange-ftgroup.com wrote:

> For what it's worth, @summary is a required attribute of the RGAA 2, the
> French adaptation of WCAG2 destined to all public service web sites.

Just wondering: the spirit of WCAG2 is that it's tech agnostic, and none 
of the techniques for, say, HTML are actually normative. Is RGAA 2 
actually grabbing a subset of the techniques and making them normative? 
Wouldn't this risk making it obsolete very quickly, not adaptable to new 
better techniques/technologies, etc...just like it happened with WCAG 1?

Patrick H. Lauke
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