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RE: DPUB Set of Web Pages

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:33:41 +0000
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Ø  So what I'm hearing is that there isn't any missing accessibility bits on documents and software by dropping these, and the EN 501 349 benefited from our WCA2ICT work as is the 508.


What’s missing is the user’s ability to  have consistently identified navigation structures and icons that are used on different pages and software screens.  Also missing the user’s ability to jump past repeated blocks of content in documents as well as in software applications.

Jonathan

From: David MacDonald [mailto:david100@sympatico.ca]
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Subject: Re: DPUB Set of Web Pages


>>-          including the interpretation of these success criteria in the form that they were written was unlikely to lead to an improvement in accessibility for the vast majority of ICT procurements (in the same >>way that they are for Web pages);

>>-          much time could be wasted in all ICT procurements trying to identify if any of these rare sets of documents existed.



Yes I think that on the committee we felt the first was true. The second, is possible if not managed through education and messaging. So what I'm hearing is that there isn't any missing accessibility bits on documents and software by dropping these, and the EN 501 349 benefited from our WCA2ICT work as is the 508.



In the case of DPUB I'd be interested if they feel that since their documents are actually a "set of ..." they might get some wins out of them.

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On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 1:09 PM, Michael Pluke <Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com<mailto:Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com>> wrote:
Hi David

I recall that a “set of software programs” was something that few of us have experienced although one member of the Task Force assured us that he had spotted one “in the wild”. I couldn’t recall whether we agreed that a set of documents was similarly rare (although I think that, with the very tight conditions, it probably is).

I do recall that one of the arguments for not including these success criteria for documents was the concern that a large amount of time could be spent by people evaluating to the standard to search through what could be large ICT systems trying to identify if there were any sets of software – only to get a negative answer in almost all cases. I also recall that a problem could be that something that did meet the set of documents at one point might no longer be a set of documents if updates to part of the set were made.

Overall, the conclusion were that:


-          including the interpretation of these success criteria in the form that they were written was unlikely to lead to an improvement in accessibility for the vast majority of ICT procurements (in the same way that they are for Web pages);

-          much time could be wasted in all ICT procurements trying to identify if any of these rare sets of documents existed.

This resulted in the decision not to include them (in their current form). I’m not sure that the case is strong enough to merit revisiting that conclusion.

Best regards

Mike

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Subject: Re: DPUB Set of Web Pages

Hi Mike

It might be worth it to loop the member of your team who felt it necessary for the EU to diverge from the WCAG2ICT on those specific issues... we did agree on the WCG2ICT that a "set of documents" would not be common in the document world, but it did work when applied to documents, which facilitated consensus on the WCAG2ICT for the entire adoption of WCAG to Software and documents.

I often find in standards, as you may have experienced, that sometimes just sitting down and talking together helps us unify and make stronger global standards that are not splintered. I'd be keen to sit down with your technician and see if we can come together.

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On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 11:36 AM, Michael Pluke <Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com<mailto:Mike.Pluke@castle-consult.com>> wrote:
I agree.

I certainly wouldn’t recommend a solution that ignores those requirements. As I said, I wish you luck in getting a good solution to enable you to include them. If you succeed I, for one, would push to have this solution incorporated in any future update of EN 301 549!

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Mike

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Subject: RE: DPUB Set of Web Pages

Yes, this is interesting, but I'm not sure how to respond. As we work to a web publication definition, there are challenges we'll need to address, but I can't see how we could develop a specification that ignores wcag requirements. You absolutely have to have multiple ways to access the pages of a publication, for example. In EPUB, the reading system facilitates seamless navigation from document to document through the spine (metadata about the order). There is also a required table of contents, and publications often have other forms of navigation, like indexes, access to static page break locations, search functionality through the reading system, etc. I'm fully expecting that we won't compromise anywhere, but details of the pitfalls you encountered would be helpful.

Matt

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Subject: Re: DPUB Set of Web Pages

Hi Mike

>was developed the consensus opinion was that applying 2.4.1, 2.4.5, 3.2.3 and 3.2.4 to documents using the “set of documents” definition did not capture the key accessibility needs.

Can you explain this further? I was an active member of the WCAG2ICT TF with you on all of those calls for a year.

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On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 10:32 AM, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca<mailto:david100@sympatico.ca>> wrote:
Hi Matt

I think including a epub example in a set of web pages wouldn't preclude a more specific definition of epub at a later time, or even in a later version of WCAG ... on the other hand, maybe we could introduce a new term in 2.1 if we have it very soon.

It just seems to me that "a set of web pages" and inherent in that the "web page definition" of the base URL and associated assets, is a perfect short term definition that would accomplish what George mentioned about working epub into the web page framework so that the WCAG Success Criteria can explicitly apply to epub.

Although just the fact that they sit at a URL already allows WCAG Success Criteria to apply to epub, and WCAG2ICT applies when its offline.

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On Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 8:16 AM, Matt Garrish <matt.garrish@gmail.com<mailto:matt.garrish@gmail.com>> wrote:
Thanks, David, this is a good start. I'd just suggest that we keep any definition of a web publication agnostic to specific formats.

As Tzviya mentioned on the call, the DPUB group will be taking up the issues from yesterday on their next call, so we'll have more to say about example wording and metadata after we can involve the full group.

Matt

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Subject: DPUB Set of Web Pages

Note: DPUB members, this is my personal opinion, not speaking for WG

Today we discussed ways that we could role a DPUB package into our definition of web page.

DPUB packages have more than one URL, and as such cannot be considered under our current definition as a web page. However, we have a useful definition in WCAG which lends itself ideally to a DPUB document. That is a "Set of Web Pages"

set of Web pages

collection of Web pages<https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#webpagedef> that share a common purpose and that are created by the same author, group or organization

Note: Different language versions would be considered different sets of Web pages.
https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/#set-of-web-pagesdef


We could add something like this to the definition

"Example: An epub publication has a table of contents and 25 separate URLs representing each chapter of a digital book."

If the DPUB team has Success Criteria they would like to propose for WCAG, for DEC 1st, I suggest they submit them using this definition. For instance, if they want ways to link from a TOC to another chapter of the document and back, they could propose something like:

       "Every link from a Table of Contents in a set of web pages has a corresponding link back to the Table of Contents"

Of course this SC  is just off the top of my head but it gives an idea of how this type of SC could be written with this language.

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Also we discussed meta data as a means of reporting conformance. WCAG 2 has a discussion of meta data in Appendix C which may be useful.
https://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/appendixC.html



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