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Current gaps in WCAG 2 as reported by Funka to the EU

From: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 11:46:56 -0500
Message-ID: <CAAdDpDb9HfOU0RVjsyVdogXbjzinr9tPpT8RzvVLQOByhBFRPA@mail.gmail.com>
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "public-mobile-a11y-tf@w3.org" <public-mobile-a11y-tf@w3.org>
The following article identifies the following gaps
​ proposed by Funka, an influential player in Europe, most of these
criticisms are addressed in gap analysis by the Task Forces ​but may help
us as we make decisions about priorities for 2.1:


- "What the WCAG doesn´t say is where this search function should be
placed, how it should work or how the results should be presented. This is
a general problem with the guidelines. They state that certain functions
should exist, but say nothing about the quality of these functions."

-"the guidelines do not mention that interfaces should work with a mouse as
well [as keyboard].

- "Neither do they bring up the touch screen as a possible input device."

- "WCAG does not reflect the fact that a PC is just one way of accessing
the Web today."

-
​ ​
"The WCAG contains very few guidelines concerning design and cognition, and
the few advices that are given in this area are found at level AAA. In
other words, the EU’s proposed directive does not include luxuries such as:
​ ​
Being able to see where you are in the navigation structure.
​, ​
Finding comprehensible information in different formats, such as text,
illustrations, photos, audio and video
​, ​
Getting relevant feedback, for example when you’re filling in a form.
​"
​
Full article here:
http://www.funka.com/en/about-funka/ceos-corner/why-wcag-isnt-enough/

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