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Re: Usefulness of compliance section in Web Accessible Mobile document

From: William Loughborough <love26@gorge.net>
Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2008 07:30:48 -0800
Message-ID: <c240f85c9a80477dadc7c1f83da0a0d2.love26@gorge.net>
To: w3c-wai-eo@w3.org

At the last teleconference it was expressed that the audience for the current effort to align Mobile 
Best Practices and WCAG compliance was interested in how to comply with standards, but...

What Charles says here is true. Although there are many who seek a cookbook recipe to 
achieve "compliance" with some accepted/required standard, we must make every effort to assure that 
the "Web Experience" is accessible/usable for all of us.

What we generate will never rise to the level of a "Recommendation" but it should form the basis for 
enhancing that which we seek to enhance.


>From    : Charles McCathieNevile[mailto:chaals@opera.com]

I agree. WCAG 2.0 compliance, while useful, is not the only or definitive  
measure of accessibility, any more than compliance to mobile BP is the  
definitive measure of mobile friendliness. They are just references to a  
framework document we have available that makes it easier to disucss the  
goals in concrete terms. We should recognise that, and point out how you  
can improve user experiences in both areas at the same time.
Received on Wednesday, 20 February 2008 15:31:04 UTC

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