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Some questions re: Configurability in ATAG2.0

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004 08:48:06 -0400
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To: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Cc: w3c-wai-au@w3.org

Some questions:

Do we want to say "configurable by the user?" in following text?  Or do you 
interpret "author" as the "user" of the authoring tool?

Why would this be a Priority 3 checkpoint (and not higher)?  In what order 
should it be placed logically in Guideline 4 (in relation to the other 
Guideline 4 checkpoints)?

>ATAG Checkpoint 4.X: Ensure that accessibility prompting, checking, repair 
>and documentation functions are configurable. [Priority 3]
>Rationale: A configurable tool is more likely to be adaptable to the work 
>habits of more authors.

Do we want to say in following text "The user (author?)-configurability of 
all functions related..", as well as "equivalent to the user 
(author?)-configurability of all comparable functions..", and "number of 
options under author (user?) control.." (do you mean author as user of 
authoring tool)?

>Success Criteria #1: The configurability of functions related to 
>accessibility prompting, checking, repair, and documentation must be 
>equivalent to that of comparable functions in terms of number of options 
>under author control and the degree to which each option can be controlled.
>Trickle down effects in the rest of the ATAG documents:
>- can remove "[3] configurability" from success criteria 1 of ATAG 
>checkpoint 4.4.
>- can remove paragraph 4 from Introduction to Guideline 3 (in Guidelines 
>and Techniques)
>- link to this checkpoint from Clarification area in Techniques for 
>Checkpoint 3.1.
>- can remove "This intervention may proceed according to a 
>user-configurable schedule. " from success criteria 1 of Checkpoint 3.1.
>- can use section on configurability in techniques for checkpoint 3.1 
>could be used as starting point for techniques for this checkpoint (4.X)
>- good place to gather minor configuration techniques from all over the 
>techniques document.
>Jan Richards, M.Sc.
>User Interface Design Specialist
>Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC), University of Toronto
>   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
>   Web:   http://jan.atrc.utoronto.ca
>   Phone: 416-946-7060
>   Fax:   416-971-2896
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