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CFC - NEW Proposed definition for 'Programatic Notification'

From: Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 21:18:01 +0100
Message-ID: <59D3F079.4090207@interaccess.ie>
To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Call For Consensus — ends Friday October 6th at 1:00pmBoston time.

The Working Group has a new proposed definition of "Programmatic 
Notification" as found in the Change of Content SC.
https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG21/#change-of-content

The DFN text is:

<dfn>
Programmatic notification.

Notification set by the content which can be announced to the user 
without virtual or actual focus, using methods that are supported by 
user agents, including assistive technologies.

Example: a screen reader announces to a user that their shopping cart 
has been updated after they select an item for purchase.
</dfn>

And can be viewed here: 
https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/commit/b5c68e17f82feb0cdbbafc273f245b136a7445c4 


This was discussed on todays call: 
https://www.w3.org/2017/10/03-ag-minutes.html#item09

This definition was previously missing from WCAG 2.1 and the proposal is 
to add it.

If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have 
not been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you 
“not being able to live with” this decision, please let the group know 
before the CfC deadline.

Thanks

-- 
Joshue O Connor
Director | InterAccess.ie
Received on Tuesday, 3 October 2017 20:18:06 UTC

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