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RE: Conforming to WCAG 2.0 SC 2.4.5 (Multiple Ways) for pdf files

From: Jonathan Avila <jon.avila@ssbbartgroup.com>
Date: Sat, 2 Jul 2016 20:44:59 +0000
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> In a public web site that can be indexed by a search engine this is trivial. In a closed website, there needs to be two different paths to arrive at any page that isn't a step in a process.

So it sounds like SC 2.4.5 can be met by using external search engines - not site embedded search when the page is not part of the process and can be located from a search engine such as Google, yahoo, Bing, etc.  Seems like criteria that should be documented as part of the evaluation.  One issue that concerns me that the search string might be obscure and not obvious to the ordinary user which may make the search unrealistic.

Jonathan


-----Original Message-----
From: Chaals McCathie Nevile [mailto:chaals@yandex-team.ru] 
Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2016 4:29 AM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org; Duff Johnson
Subject: Re: Conforming to WCAG 2.0 SC 2.4.5 (Multiple Ways) for pdf files

On Fri, 01 Jul 2016 16:49:58 +0200, Duff Johnson <duff@duff-johnson.com>
wrote:

>> What about EPUB, this is based upon HTML. Shouldn’t it also have the 
>> same requirements as PDF?
>
> EPUB comes in “reflowable” and “fixed-layout” models. You choose which 
> you prefer when you author the file.
>
> The reflowable model is (effectively) a single web-page, so web-page 
> conventions apply.
>
> The fixed-layout model raises the same questions, in terms of how to 
> apply WCAG 2.0 (which only talks about “web pages”) as does, PDF, 
> DOCX, etc. I share Jonathan’s curiosity on this point.

I think the simple answer is "this doesn't apply".

I believe the purpose was to support navigation through "strict hierarchy", and by search.

In a public web site that can be indexed by a search engine this is trivial. In a closed website, there needs to be two different paths to arrive at any page that isn't a step in a process.

While I look at actual navigation paths, and whether they are confusing or hide things, since I don't need to do formal conformance evaluations but merely consider the actual accessibility of content, I am happy to ignore this criterion.

cheers

Chaals

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