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Re: Errata on WCAG 2.0 1.3.3 and 1.4.1

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 17 May 2017 06:12:28 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOavpvcqP6FYcVg6H61x_m6O_88CwhhMBw21nN5e3Lc+NuX3+w@mail.gmail.com>
To: Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
+1

Kindest Regards,
Laura

On 5/16/17, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com> wrote:
> Gregg suggested (correctly, I believe) that the original intent of 1.3.3 and
> 1.4.1 is being misunderstood due to the language of the notes.
>
> The suggestion is to remove the notes for both SC and the explicitly add
> “color” to the list of sensory characteristics in 1.3.3:
>
> 1.3.3 Sensory Characteristics: Instructions provided for understanding and
> operating content do not rely solely on sensory characteristics of
> components such as shape, size, @@color,@@ visual location, orientation, or
> sound.
>
> Color is clearly a sensory characteristic, so we could also just handle the
> addition of “color” in the understanding document but I think that given
> that color is explicitly discussed in 1.4.1 it may decrease possible
> misunderstandings.
>
> Step one is to add this to the errata document. Step two would be to
> implement the change in the WCAG 2.1 release.
>
> What do people think?
>
> Thanks,
> AWK
>
> Andrew Kirkpatrick
> Group Product Manager, Accessibility
> Adobe
>
> akirkpat@adobe.com
> http://twitter.com/awkawk
>


-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 17 May 2017 11:13:01 UTC

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