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RE: Must "technologies being used" be in a SC's text, if that SC has support in 2 technologies?

From: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:02:09 +0000
To: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
CC: "w3c-waI-gl@w3. org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, public-low-vision-a11y-tf <public-low-vision-a11y-tf@w3.org>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alastair Campbell [mailto:acampbell@nomensa.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 6:01 AM
> To: White, Jason J <jjwhite@ets.org>
> The whole concept is enabled by media queries, which were designed to enable
> reformatting for mobile devices. Would you rather not have an SC that
> effectively works on desktop?

[Jason] We do need an SC that works on desktop systems: people with low vision who have large monitors and Web-based work to do need to be well supported.
> > I'm finding it hard to separate those issues in this case. What is it about an
> underlying format that would prevent the Adapting Text requirements from
> being supported, even if they aren't already?
> For HTML, PDF it is not an issue, but if we were including Flash/Silverlight it
> would be different (which is why I’ve been asking that question). The plugin
> ‘formats’ are essentially black-boxes to the browser, so over-riding styles
> wouldn’t work, any mechanism would have to be author provided.
[Jason] Or an update to the plugin to provide support, which is why I'm finding the distinctions drawn in this discussion difficult: I don't think it's an inherent limitation of the content formats, except in limiting cases such as rasterized images.
The responsibility best lies with the plugin developers to provide solutions that are widely useful, not with the content authors to provide a solution for every instance.
I'm also willing to live with a situation in which a flash/Silverlight-only application can't conform to WCAG 2.1.


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