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Re: Add "Techniques for Specific Technologies" ( LC-2895)

From: <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:12:28 +0000
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To: EOWG <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>
Cc: public-comments-wcag20@w3.org
 Dear EOWG ,

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group has reviewed the
comments you sent [1] on the Last Call Working Draft [2] of the
Understanding WCAG 2.0 published on 16 Jan 2014. Thank you for having taken
the time to review the document and to send us comments!

The Working Group's response to your comment is included below.

Please review it carefully and let us know by email at
public-comments-wcag20@w3.org if you agree with it or not before June 10
2014. In case of disagreement, you are requested to provide a specific
solution for or a path to a consensus with the Working Group. If such a
consensus cannot be achieved, you will be given the opportunity to raise a
formal objection which will then be reviewed by the Director during the
transition of this document to the next stage in the W3C Recommendation
Track.

Thanks,

For the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group,
Michael Cooper
W3C Staff Contact

 1. http://www.w3.org/mid/E1WET31-0008QV-7A@stuart.w3.org
 2. http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20140107/


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Your comment on the document as a whole:
> Summary of Issue: Add "Techniques for Specific Technologies"
> Comment (Including rationale for any proposed change):
> In WAI announcements and blogs (e.g.,
> http://www.w3.org/blog/2012/01/wcag-techniques-learn-more/) over the
> last couple of years, we've been clarifying saying this (the proposed
> change), and it really belongs in the doc itself.
> 
> Proposed Change:
> In Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria
>
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20140107/complete-diff.html#understanding-techniques>
> add a new section, right under the Techniques are Informative section
>
<http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/2014/WD-UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20-20140107/complete-diff.html#ut-understanding-techniques-informative-head>:
> 
> <h3>Techniques for Specific Technologies
> Publication of techniques for a specific technology does not imply that
> the technology can be used in all cases to create accessible content
> that meets WCAG 2.0. Developers need to be aware of the limitations of
> specific technologies and ensure that they provide content in a way that
> is accessible to all potential users.


Working Group Resolution (LC-2895):
Thank you for your comment.  

As a result of our joint EOWG and WCAG meeting, we agreed to replace the
text:

"Publication of techniques for a specific technology does not imply that
all uses of that technology will meet WCAG 2.0. Developers need to be aware
of the limitations of specific technologies and provide content in ways
that meets WCAG 2.0 success criteria." (found at
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/understanding-techniques.html#ut-understanding-techniques-general-tech-specific-head)


with the text:

Publication of techniques for a specific technology does not imply that the
technology can be used in all situations to create content that meets WCAG
2.0 success criteria and conformance requirements. Developers need to be
aware of the limitations of specific technologies and provide content in a
way that is accessible to people with disabilities. 





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