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Re: "Accessibility features"

From: Jason White <jasonw@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>
Date: Tue, 24 May 2005 10:07:33 +1000 (EST)
To: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.58.0505240958590.7866@ariel.its.unimelb.edu.au>

On Mon, 23 May 2005 lguarino@adobe.com wrote:

> There is already a bugzilla entry
>    http://trace.wisc.edu/bugzilla_wcag/show_bug.cgi?id=822

which gives examples of exactly my worries about this success criterion:
even if the accessibility features were identified in the spec, they would
here be required at level 2 irrespective of their relative impact in
enhancing accessibility.

> I wonder if we could address the concerns raised in that bug report. I
> think there is something we are trying to say in these success
> criteria. We just haven't succeeded in saying it.

Much of it will be covered by the "standard and supported" terminology
that Gregg has proposed, and which still needs to be defined. Even if we
required the use of features identified in the technology specification as
benefiting accessibility (thereby avoiding the identification problem),
the difficulty of assigning a level to this would still remain, given that
those features can range from important to unimportant according to the
nature of each feature and its context of use.
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