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Common reference for vendor/platform-specific accessibility guidelines

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 18:23:42 -0400
Message-ID: <374339EE.BAFA49CC@w3.org>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
CC: w3t-wai@w3.org

In the Authoring Tools Working Group meeting today (minutes [1])
we discussed creating a W3C Note that would document
(by inclusion or reference) vendor/platform-specific accessibility
guidelines for applications. Charles McCathieNevile and I have
proposed to gather information from vendors and create a W3C
Note that could be referenced (as a source of Techniques) 
from both the User Agent and Authoring Tool Accessibility 

For UA, this relates directly to checkpoint 7.2.4 of [2], which reads:

      "Follow operating system conventions and accessibility 
       settings in user interface design, configuration 
      (including configuration profiles), product installation,
      and documentation."

After putting together a draft of the Note, Charles and I intend
to bring it to each of the AU and UA Working Groups for review.

Comments on this proposal are encouraged.

 - Ian

P.S. For a preview of what type of information would be included,
refer to Charles' emails (Ibm Guidelines[3], 
MS Guidelines [4]) to the AU list on this subject.

[1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/AU/telecon-19may99
[2] http://www.w3.org/TR/1999/WAI-USERAGENT-19990331 
[3] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-au/1999AprJun/0232.html
[4] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-wai-au/1999AprJun/0231.html
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Received on Wednesday, 19 May 1999 18:24:06 UTC

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