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Re: EOWG: WCAG 2.0 Review and Agenda for 19 May 2006 Teleconference

From: Sylvie Duchateau <sylvie.duchateau@snv.jussieu.fr>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 06:52:00 +0200
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Cc: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>

Hello all,
I agree fully with Pasquale's comments.
>1. Introduction to WCAG 2.0
>* http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/intro.html
>penultimate paragraph:
>"Several success criteria require that content (or certain aspects of
>content) can be "programmatically determined." This means that the
>author is responsible for ensuring that the content is delivered in
>such a way that software can access it. This is important in order to
>allow assistive technologies to recognize it and present it to the
>user, even if the user requires a different sensory modality than the
>original. For example, some assistive technologies convert text into
>speech or braille. This will also allow content in the future to be
>translated into simpler forms for people with cognitive disabilities,
>or to allow access by other agent based technologies. This can happen
>only if the content itself can be programmatically determined."
>I find this paragraph is a bit difficult to understand.
>2. Comparison between WCAG 1.0 and 2.0
>* http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/appendixD.html
>In this list there is a Priority checkpoint order, while in the WCAG
>2.0 - Appendix B: Checklist
>* http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/appendixB.html
>the order is by Guideline.
>So I think that maybe the user/reader can be disoriented.
>>3. Glossary [brief check]
>>* http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/appendixA.html
>>Focusing on:
>>- Are the glossary entries clearer now, and helpful for
>>understanding the text?
>>- Are any of the definitions unclear, or significantly conflicting
>>with other versions of WAI definitions for those terms?
Here are some comments to the glossary entries:

1. Alternate version:
Actual text : "version that provides all of the same information and 
functionality and is as up to date as any non-conformant content"
Comment: The idea of "accessible" or "conformant" version is missing.
Suggestion: @accessible@ or @conformant@ version that provides all of the 
same information and functionality and is as up to date as any 
non-conformant content

2. analog, time-dependent input:
Comment: actual definition is not clear:
"input whose result is different depending on the rate of the analog 
movement (such as when line width varies with pen speed or pressure.)"

3. full multimedia text alternative including any interaction:
Actual text: "document including correctly sequenced descriptions of all 
visual settings, actions, and non-speech sounds combined with descriptive 
transcripts of all dialogue and a means of achieving any outcomes that are 
achieved using interaction during the multimedia"
Comment: whole definition is complicated and not easy to understand.

4. general flash threshold
Comment: the definition is very technical, not intended for all users.
Suggestion: simplify the definition so that it is understandable by as many 
people as possible and link to a more detailed technical explanation.

5. Idioms:
Actual text: "phrase whose meaning cannot be deduced from the meaning of 
the individual words and the specific words cannot be changed without 
losing the meaning"
Comment: this definition is not very clear. Try to simplify. Example is a 
good illustration.

6. Information:
Comment: second bullet is unclear: "2. a collection of facts or data from 
which inferences may be drawn".

7. information that is conveyed by color
Suggestion: add an example of information provided by color such as 
mandatory fields in a form that are written in red text.

8. Real-time events:
Comment: example 3: "Example 3: Live humans interacting in a fantasy world 
using avatars."
is not clear, is it really necessary?

9. red flash threshold
See my comment on "flash threshold".

10. Text alternative
Actual text: "programmatically determined text that is used in place of 
non-text content, or text that is used in addition to non-text content and 
referred to from the programmatically determined text"
Comment: This definition is complicated. Should be simplified.

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