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RE: How Does Guideline 3.1.1 Affect Accessibility?

From: Andy Keyworth <akeyworth@tbase.com>
Date: Mon, 13 May 2013 09:54:15 -0400
To: "'Homme, James'" <james.homme@highmark.com>
Cc: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi Jim,

 

According to my understanding, Guideline 3.1.1 concerns defining the correct
language of a page so that:

 

1.       screen readers will know to load the correct pronunciation rules;

2.       user agents (ex., browsers) will be able to display correct
characters and scripts;

3.       media players will be better able to handle captions.

I sourced this directly from the Understand SC 3.1.1 page at
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/meaning-doc-lang-id.html 

 

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From: Homme, James [mailto:james.homme@highmark.com] 
Sent: May-13-13 9:28 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: How Does Guideline 3.1.1 Affect Accessibility?

 

Hi,

Guideline 3.1.1: The default human language of each Web page can be
programmatically determined.
(Level A).

 

Since this is level (a), and I'm an English-only speaker, I'm asking this
question. If we have pages in another language, I'm guessing that someone
who uses speech would have difficulty using those pages. Is that correct? Or
are there also other accessibility considerations? Thanks for your
enlightenment.

 

Jim

 

 

 

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