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Conformance and method 'levels'

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 16:00:40 +0000
To: Silver Task Force <public-silver@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D8681BEA-75F0-47E2-AE90-1E8474B0865A@nomensa.com>
Hi everyone,

I think this is a useful thread to be aware of when thinking about conformance and how different methods might be set at different levels:
https://github.com/w3c/wcag/issues/782


It is about multimedia access, so the 1.2.x section in WCAG 2.x. You might think that it is fairly straightforward as the solutions are fairly cut & dried (captions, transcripts, AD etc.)

However, the tricky bit is at what level you require different solutions.

If you had a guideline such as “A user does not need to see in order to understand visual multimedia content”, then Patrick’s levelling in one of the comments<https://github.com/w3c/wcag/issues/782#issuecomment-504038948> makes sense:

  *   Bronze: EITHER provide AD or transcript
  *   Silver: provide AD and transcript
  *   Gold: Provide live transcript or live AD.

I raise this as if you read the thread, you’ll see how the levels impacted the drafting of the guidelines, and I think we’ll have a similar (or more complex?) dynamic for the scoring in Silver, and how methods are drafted.

Kind regards,

-Alastair

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