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Re: Discussion - Add Orientation SC to Editor's Draft

From: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 10:27:42 -0500
Message-ID: <CAKdCpxxO6sYvjSZ866oJF6=n2pgJYhttuteOVScCCUaEbTrqeQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Marc Johlic <marc.johlic@gmail.com>
Cc: Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, "White, Jason J" <jjwhite@ets.org>
+1 to Marc.


On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Marc Johlic <marc.johlic@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm certainly willing to yield to consensus, but I also like to keep all
> of our SCs as simple and readable as possible.  I'm struggling to see how
> "or by user request" adds value to this SC.
> We don't have that on other SCs - for example Contrast Minimum.  We had
> some discussions on a recent AGWG call regarding users that desire /
> require contrast levels that don't meet the 4.5:1 (or even 3:1)
> requirements.  They may use their own stylesheets to achieve their desired
> text / background colors, but 1.4.5 does not specifically call out "not
> overriding" that user preference.  It's a given.
> I think it would be the same situation here.  This SC is simply
> instructing authors not to force portrait or landscape mode on users.  If a
> user decides to lock their orientation via device hardware, OS setting, or
> even a setting provided by the app itself - that's fine.  That's the user's
> choice.  The original SC text would apply:  "don't force portrait or
> landscape on the user".
> At it's simplest form this SC is saying respect the user's preference
> regarding display orientation - regardless of how they arrive there.
> -marc
> On Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 9:39 AM, Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','josh@interaccess.ie');>> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Moving this out of the CFC - to a separate thread for further discussion.
>> Thanks for that Steve.  We can of course iterate this SC.
>> I like the second amendment with the edit:
>> “Content is not locked to a specific display orientation, and
>> functionality of the content is operable in all display orientations,
>> except where a specific display orientation is essential for use of the
>> content or by user request.”
>> Thanks
>> --
>> Joshue O Connor
>> Director | InterAccess.ie

John Foliot
Principal Accessibility Strategist
Deque Systems Inc.

Advancing the mission of digital accessibility and inclusion
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