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RE: How long /hard is it to install the personlization.

From: Denis Boudreau <denis.boudreau@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:13:05 -0400
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To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Cc: lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>, "W3c-Wai-Gl-Request@W3. Org" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
And I would very much like to support David’s suggestion for a failure of SC 1.3.1 for not using landmark roles. All our interpretations and research at Deque have led us to understand that landmark roles were only a beast practice under 1.3.1, and there’s much needed reinforcement of the importance of landmark roles for accessibility, IMHO.

/Denis

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From: David MacDonald
Sent: June 27, 2017 10:52 AM
To: Alastair Campbell
Cc: lisa.seeman; W3c-Wai-Gl-Request@W3. Org
Subject: Re: How long /hard is it to install the personlization.

>There was a long argument about whether landmarks were covered before we started 2.1, which arguably we should bring up again now we are in 2.1.
(Ahem, David McDonald, what do you think about that?)

​This is an aside to the thread, but yes I would much appreciate a failure of 1.3.1 (under WCAG Version 2.1, or WCAG 2.0), for not using Landmark regions.​



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On Tue, Jun 27, 2017 at 10:15 AM, Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com> wrote:
Hi Lisa,
 
> I wrote the first draft of ARIA. Let me assure you we were basing it to make sure that we were trying to address new patterns as much as possible. 
 
I don’t understand, are you saying things like progressbar, spinbutton, scrollbar, tabs, menu etc. were ‘new’ patterns?
 
Unless there’s been a lot of mis-communication I thought the point was it codified known software patterns into HTML? I.e. the patterns were not new, but the accessible implantation without an alternative was new.
 
What I was saying was that it would help to find current patterns in websites that map to the semantics you want to add. I think quite a few will be covered under 1.3.1 (for those which are visually apparent) or 4.1.2 (restricted to user interface components). 
 
For example, hiding extraneous information could align with 1.3.1, ARIA landmarks and <main> weren’t reliable in 2008 but they are now. There was a long argument about whether landmarks were covered before we started 2.1, which arguably we should bring up again now we are in 2.1.
(Ahem, David McDonald, what do you think about that?) 
 
If there is a reliable pattern (e.g. use of main), then it is *relatively* easy to incorporate, if not in 1.3.1 then in 4.1.2.
 
If we had a HTML technique for “Identify the primary content of the page with main”, that is something we can fail against in audits.
 
Adding icons is for user-interface components (things within navigation if I understand the aim), might align with 4.1.2, if not perhaps it needs a new SC, but it would make sense to have a focused SC for that purpose rather than an SC intended to bring in a separate spec.
 
What I’m fairly sure will not work is trying to specify what ‘core’ content / functionality is. “Authors” simply don’t know in too many cases, and it is even harder for testers.
 
Taking the approach of saying “something” is specified as non-core will punish simple sites which do not have extraneous stuff on the page.
 
I think the closest WCAG 2.0 has is ‘essential’, for which the basic test is “can you remove it?”. Authors (site owners / designers etc) get that. I can’t see how to define ‘core’ beyond that. (Note that advertising is a key feature this concept should work for. If the site wouldn’t exist without advertising then it is essential to the website, but not to the user!)
 
Cheers,
 
-Alastair
Received on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 15:13:33 UTC

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