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ATAG2: Wording ideas for decision-support success criteria

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2009 10:08:24 -0400
Message-ID: <4A9D2AD8.2060007@utoronto.ca>
To: WAI-AUWG List <w3c-wai-au@w3.org>
Hi all,

Here's some ideas re: "decision support:" success criteria:

This idea came up near the end of the call yesterday:

B.2.1.X If the *authoring tool* provides *authors* with the *option* to 
use a *Web content technology*, then the author has access to at least 
one of the following types of information prior to making their decision:
- information about the *authoring tool*'s support for the production of 
accessible content in that *Web content technology*; or
- a notice that the *authoring tool* does not provide support for the 
production of accessible content in that *Web content technology*.


But looking at this, I wonder if perhaps the key part is to warn authors 
about choices that take them toward technologies that the authoring tool 
cannot support them with....

B.2.1.X If the *authoring tool* provides *authors* with the *option* to 
use a *Web content technology* for which the authoring tool does not 
support the production of accessible content (i.e., does not meet Part 
B), then the authoring tool:
(a) notifies the author(s) that choosing that option may result in web 
content accessibility problems; and
(b) suggests alternative *Web content technologies* for which it does 
support the production of accessible content (if available).


BTW: I think we should start treating widget sets as "Web content 
technologies" since they can be used as content building blocks and they 
may have accessibility support that a given tool does or doesn't support 
the use of.

Cheers,
Jan

-- 
Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Lead
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information
University of Toronto

   Email: jan.richards@utoronto.ca
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