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Re: tracking-ISSUE-245: highlighting accessiblity in user interface guidelines [TPE Last Call]

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:41:31 -0700
Message-Id: <0460AD49-AD5B-40C4-BB32-C2E074C3780B@gbiv.com>
To: Tracking Protection Working Group <public-tracking@w3.org>
On Jul 12, 2014, at 6:34 PM, Tracking Protection Working Group Issue Tracker wrote:

> tracking-ISSUE-245: highlighting accessiblity in user interface guidelines [TPE Last Call]
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2011/tracking-protection/track/issues/245
> 
> Raised by: Nick Doty
> On product: TPE Last Call
> 
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-tracking-comments/2014Jun/att-0000/20140606_WP29_TS_standardisation_letter_to_W3C.pdf
> 
> To address users with special needs, the Article 29 Working Party suggest to add the following text to section 7.7 ‘User interface guidelines’: 
> 
> Special consideration must be given to ensure that no group of web users are treated less favourably or are otherwise discriminated against, for example, as a result of a disability. This will be particularly important for those devices which have limited, or no, display and configuration capabilities.

I intend to reject this suggestion because the section is non-normative
and UI requirements are out of scope.  This does not imply that
accessibility considerations are not important whenever a UI might
be defined.  However, because we don't define one, we can't make
requirements about it being accessible.  If we did, it should probably
be in the form of a reference to WCAG's work, or some other group that
documents accessibility guidelines far better than we can.

If someone would like to propose appropriate non-normative text that
suggests an implementation consider WCAG, I'd have no problem with it.

....Roy
Received on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 04:41:49 UTC

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