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

From: Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2009 03:02:10 -0400
Message-ID: <4A51A172.8000006@intertwingly.net>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: public-html@w3.org
Ian Hickson wrote:
> 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.)

I did not prepare that wiki page, my understanding is that it was 
prepared in order to help facilitate a vote, and that those who were in 
favor of having a vote were actively working on preparing the text that 
people would vote on.

If that text does not refer to the wiki page, updating the wiki page may 
not be necessary.  However, that would surprise me.

>>>>   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".
> 
> Ok.

I see that you have sent an email.  Thanks!

- Sam Ruby
Received on Monday, 6 July 2009 07:03:58 UTC

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