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Re: Common reference for vendor/platform-specific accessibility guidelines

From: mark novak <menovak@facstaff.wisc.edu>
Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 08:43:06 -0500
Message-Id: <v03007807b369c161e127@[]>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
hi Ian

i remember drafting a section of the UA techniques doc., for Jon, probably
2 months back, which also talked about using the OS specific guidelines
for Mac, Win, X, etc., that might parallel this effort.  I don't know if that
text ever went anywhere, perhaps check with Jon?


At 6:23 PM -0400 5/19/99, Ian Jacobs wrote:
>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
>Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
>Telephone May 1999 only:     (212) 688-4489
>Cell phone May 1999:         (917) 450-8783
>Otherwise Tel/Fax:           (212) 684-1814
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