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RE: Glossary terms related to conformance

From: Michael Pluke <Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com>
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 07:16:30 -0400
To: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>, Andrea Snow-Weaver <asnowweaver@gmail.com>
CC: "public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org" <public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org>
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Hi Gregg

I think you may have forgotten the discussion last week on this topic.

Loc and I identified that these terms appear in many places in our draft (see the answers in the survey https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/55145/glossary6/results ) and also the text in the minutes that summarize the brief discussion we had on that topic:

"some terms that were blocked by the conformance discussion actually are used in WCAG outside of the conformance section

Keep action-94 open and Andi will come back with another proposal next week"

So I fear that we cannot escape addressing all of these terms (see also my email that suggests how we can deal with "conformance" as well as some suggestions to help with how we address accessibility supported).

Best regards


From: Gregg Vanderheiden [mailto:gv@trace.wisc.edu]
Sent: 01 May 2013 11:50
To: Andrea Snow-Weaver
Cc: public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org
Subject: Re: Glossary terms related to conformance

Not a problem

none of these terms are used in any SC


Accessibility Supports  NOT REFERENCED FROM ANY SC --  only used in the conformance section .  So you don't need to address it.

Conformance is also only used in conformance section
            the word does appear in a NOTE on 4 SC  (but these are only forward references -- that point out that these SC are treated specially in the conformance section.

 *   2.3.1 Three Flashes or Below Threshold
 *   2.2.2 Pause, Stop, Hide:
 *   2.1.2 No Keyboard Trap:
 *   1.4.2 Audio Control:

conforming alternate version   NOT REFERENCED FROM ANY SC --  only used in the conformance section .

satisfies a success criterion    NOT REFERENCED FROM ANY SC --  only used in the conformance section .

technology    NOT REFERENCED FROM ANY SC --  only used in the conformance section .   (the word Assistive technology is used several times - but we defined that)

Gregg Vanderheiden Ph.D.
Director Trace R&D Center
Professor Industrial & Systems Engineering
and Biomedical Engineering University of Wisconsin-Madison
Technical Director - Cloud4all Project - http://Cloud4all.info
Co-Director, Raising the Floor - International - http://Raisingthefloor.org
and the Global Public Inclusive Infrastructure Project -  http://GPII.net

On Apr 30, 2013, at 9:42 PM, Andrea Snow-Weaver <asnowweaver@gmail.com<mailto:asnowweaver@gmail.com>> wrote:

I am working on proposals for the glossary terms that we deferred from last week.

accessibility supported
conforming alternate version
satisfies a success criterion
technology (web content)

These terms were previously blocked until we dealt with conformance. Last week I had proposed that we not comment on these terms but it was pointed out that even though these terms are fundamental to conformance, they are sometimes referenced from the success criteria.

I'm stumbling over the first one - accessibility supported.

I can think of replacement terms for "web content technology" in the definition itself. But Notes 2, 3, and 4 are about conformance or conformance claims which we have agreed we won't be commenting on.

Does anyone have thoughts on how we deal with these notes about conformance given that WCAG2ICT is not a standard that something can conform to?

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