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FW: action item on Accessibility support

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <gv@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Tue, 1 May 2007 18:04:46 -0500
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 To address the incorporation of the "aspects and features"  and " Web
Technologies" described in previous post,

 it is proposed that we define Web Technologies as not just including whole


(As was pointed out, doing so could result in no technology passing as
"accessibility supported")


The following edits are therefore suggested to do this.   (Inserted text is
marked with  <INS> </INS> and is also bolded for those viewing in HTML. 






Accessibility Supported


Authors who don't know which technologies <INS>or which aspects and features
of a technology</INS> have support from assistive technologies should
consult documented lists of technologies that are known to have
accessibility support. Such lists can make it much easier than it is today
for an author to identify technologies or features of different technologies
that are supported by assistive technologies and can be used to meet the
success criteria that require AT support (i.e. require that content can be
programmatically determined.) 



 In the CONFORMANCE Section 

Rules for Supported Technologies

Authors, companies or others may wish to create their own documented lists
of accessibility-supported technologies. To qualify for such a list the
following must be true for a technology <INS>(the word "technology" is used
here refers to a whole technology or to individual aspects, features or
extensions of a technology)</INS>.



Accessibility Supported

supported by users' assistive technologies as well as the accessibility
features in browsers and other user agents. 

<INS> Note:  When a Web Technology is 'Accessibility Supported" it does not
imply that the entire Technology must be supported.  Most technologies lack
support for at least one feature.  When referring to 'accessibility support"
for a technology the support for specific aspects, features, and extensions
should be cited if the technology as a whole is not accessibility supported.
A profile of a technology may be used to give a name to the set of aspects,
features, or extensions of a technology that are 'accessibility supported"



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