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Re: How to make complex data tables more accessible to screen-reader users

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 03:50:21 +0000 (UTC)
To: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.62.0907060342440.1053@hixie.dreamhostps.com>
On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
> Ian Hickson wrote:
> > On Sun, 5 Jul 2009, Sam Ruby wrote:
> > > I would encourage you to review and update the following wiki page:
> > > 
> > >   http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/SummaryForTABLE
> > 
> > Could you elaborate on how you would like me to update it?
> Per action 126[1], I would like to see that the Wiki page adequately reflects
> both (all) viewpoints.  If you have nothing to add at this time, that's fine.

Could you help me understand how this wiki page is to be used? I don't 
understand how to edit it. It contains such vaccuous arguments as:

   "A summary provides a reasonable accommodation. It enables a person 
   with a visual disability to have an equal opportunity. Not providing a 
   summary mechanism excludes people solely on the basis of disability. 
   Removing it would be discrimination."

What kind of content should I add? What structure is going to be of most 
help in finding consensus?

Without a clear statement from you about what process you intend to follow 
to obtain consensus, I have no idea what such a wiki page should look 
like. I don't know what information would be useful. Should I just copy my 
entire e-mail into the wiki page? (My e-mail covered everything I think is 
relevant, along with references to relevant data.)

> > >   http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/actions/128
> > 
> > Could you elaborate? What should we do together?
> "Draft @summary voting text in conjunction with PF".


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