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links and reading with screen reader [was SV: Call for Review: ATAG 2.0 Working Draft updated]

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 06:56:10 -0500
Message-ID: <4A1692DA.3040400@w3.org>
To: public-atag2-comments@w3.org, morten@medialt.no
CC: WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Thank you for the quick comment, Morten!

I'm forwarding it to the ATAG 2 comment list <public-atag2-comments@w3.org> so it gets logged for the ATAG Working Group to address.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: SV: Call for Review: ATAG 2.0 Working Draft updated
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 11:37:02 +0200
From: Morten Tollefsen <morten@medialt.no>
To: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>,	WAI Interest Group <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>

Hi, Shawn!

Great work! I have read the document, but so far too fast to have spesific comments. Just one "accessibility" commentt:

All the links in documents like this makes the content more difficult to read especially when using synthetic speach. Jaws and other screen readers show links on separate lines. In addition the screen reader announces something like (same page link", e. g.:

A.2.2.1 Purpose of Added Presentation: If an 
"same page link" editing view
"same page link"the presentation
"same page link" Web content
 to provide 
"same page link" authors
 with additional information (e.g., underlining misspelled words), then that additional information is made 
available via the platform.

It would have been nice if these links could have been "switched off", and if you wanted to read definitions you could have opened a separate pane (or window) with the definition list.

Best regards,

Morten Tollefsen
MediaLT: www.medialt.no
Phone: (+47) 21 53 80 10
Mobile: (+47) 908 99 305
Address: Jerikoveien 22, N-1067 Oslo, Norway

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Fra: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] På vegne av Shawn Henry
Sendt: 21. mai 2009 19:31
Til: WAI Interest Group
Emne: Call for Review: ATAG 2.0 Working Draft updated

Dear WAI Interest Group participants,

The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group invites you to comment on the updated Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines (ATAG) 2.0 Working Draft published 21 May 2009 at:

*The Working Group expects the next publication to be the Last Call Working Draft*, and therefore requests that all interested parties read this draft and *submit comments by 11 June* so that the comments can be reviewed at the Working Group's face-to-face meeting on 15 June.

ATAG defines how authoring tools should help Web developers produce Web content that is accessible and conforms to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. It also defines how to make authoring tools accessible so that people with disabilities can use the tools. ATAG is introduced in the ATAG Overview at:

This Working Draft includes substantial changes including:
* how automated tools should address alternative text (e.g., alt text for photo repository sites)
* expanded examples of authoring tools in the Introduction
* a complete revision of the Glossary
Specific changes and questions for feedback are listed in the Status section at:

WAI encourages you to review this Working Draft and submit comments on any issues that you think could present a barrier to future adoption and implementation of ATAG 2.0. Please send comments to the publicly archived list:
     by 11 June 2009

For more information, see:
* How WAI Develops Accessibility Guidelines through the W3C Process
* Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AUWG)

ATAG is part of a series of accessibility guidelines/standards developed by WAI, which are listed in WAI Guidelines and Techniques at:

Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you in advance for your comments.

Feel free to circulate this message to other lists; please avoid cross-postings where possible.

~Shawn Lawton Henry and Judy Brewer
On behalf of:
Jutta Treviranus, Chair of AUWG, and Director of the Assistive Technology Research Center, University of Toronto)
Jeanne Spellman, W3C Staff Contact for AUWG

Shawn Lawton Henry
W3C Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
e-mail: shawn@w3.org
phone: +1.617.395.7664
about: http://www.w3.org/People/Shawn/
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