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Re: Mechanism Disclaimer

From: Alastair Campbell <acampbell@nomensa.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2017 22:35:44 +0000
To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
CC: IG - WAI Interest Group List list <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
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Hi Phil,

My take on your questions:

> 1. How does the author (e.g. web site owner, designer, or developer of the element or page) know that all users have [the mechanism]?

For these adaptation SCs at least, they don't have to, they should ensure their content works for users who do have that mechanism. (But note we've moved on past that language, it triggers difficulties.)


> 2. Can the Working Group choose a different term than "mechanism"?

Yes, there are many options on the table that Laura logged [1], my current favourite is:
"Overriding the font-family, colors, or spacing used on a web page does not cause loss of content or functionality."

Cheers,

-Alastair
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