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Re: Comment on change in scope for charter

From: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2016 02:56:55 +0000
To: "Patrick H. Lauke" <redux@splintered.co.uk>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-ID: <EE6956EB-4C4F-4CDB-8B46-E7A274EFFD13@adobe.com>
>>I propose changing the scope bullet to the following:
>> Support the application of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines to
>> mobile use cases and digital publications through the development of a
>> recommendation-track update to WCAG 2.0, as well as adding improvements
>> to better support users with disabilities including low vision and
>> cognitive, language, and learning impairments.
>
>This change makes the mistake of boiling down "mobile and touch devices" 
>to just "mobile use cases"...which completely misses the point that 
>touch devices are not just mobile (see for instance two-in-one 
>laptop/tablet hybrids, desktops with touchscreens). If anything, I'd 
>expand that bit instead to "mobile devices, a wider range of inputs such 
>as touchscreens and and stylus digitizers, and digital publications..." 
>or similar.

Good point. I was trying to capture some of the critique in the comment around “what do you mean by ‘mobile’?”. Touch/stylus and small form factor are two main ones that we talk about, but we also don’t want to limit it unnecessarily.

How about:
Develop a recommendation-track update to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0. This update will clarify and improve applicability to content on mobile devices, in digital publications, and on devices using a wider range of inputs such as touchscreens and stylus digitizers, as well as adding improvements to better support users with disabilities including low vision and cognitive, language, and learning impairments.


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