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Re: [DRAFT for Rapid Review] EOWG Comments on WCAG 2.0 "About Baseline" info page

From: Wayne Dick <wed@csulb.edu>
Date: Sat, 06 May 2006 17:36:00 -0700
To: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>,EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Message-ID: <web-6610882@romulus.csulb.edu>

Dear EO,
I think the rewrite is much easier to 
read!.  I would suggest changing the 
section "Why wasn't UAAG used as 
baselines?" to the following text:

<h2> Baselines Make Assumptions About 
the Capabilities of User Agents </h2>

<p> Baselines define the technologies 
that the user agents of a population 
must support regardless of disability. 
 The do not require the user agents, 
including assistive technologies, to 
change to meet baselines.  Instead 
baselines are chosen to match the 
expected capabilities of user agents 
employed by the target user 
population. </p>

<p> In choosing a baseline, an 
organization may consult the User 
Agent Accessibility Guidelines 
(currently UAAG 1.0) as follows.  To 
determine whether a technology should 
be included in a baseline, a content 
provider may consult the UAAG to 
determine the kinds of behaviors 
expected from user agents to support 
accessible use of that technology. 
 Then the provider organization should 
determine if the user agents of its 
target users can be expected to 
provide this capability. If the 
available user agents do support 
accessible use of the technology, 
regardless of disability, then the 
content provider organization may 
include the technology in the 
baseline.  If a population of 
otherwise qualified disabled users can 
be expected to employ user agents that 
do not to support accessible use of 
the technology then the technology 
should be left out of the baseline. 

Wayne Dick PhD
Chair Computer Engineering and 
Computer Science
Director WebAdapt2Me Project at CSULB
Received on Sunday, 7 May 2006 00:36:23 UTC

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