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Re: Proposed clarification of Checkpoint 1.5

From: Jon Gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 08:53:03 -0600
Message-Id: <4.1.20000229084438.009dd8f0@staff.uiuc.edu>
To: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
New proposal based on my last e-mail:

1.5 Ensure that all messages to the user (e.g., informational 
messages, warnings, errors, etc.) are available through all output 
device APIs used by the user agent. 

How about this:

1.5 Ensure that user agent-initiated messages to the user 
(e.g., informational messages, warnings, error messages, etc.) 
have redundent text equivalents for graphical and auditory information. 

Note: This does not require descriptions of images or sounds, but a
redundent text message of the information the graphic or sound was trying
to convey to the user.

This information 

Jon Gunderson, Ph.D., ATP
Coordinator of Assistive Communication and Information Technology
Chair, W3C WAI User Agent Working Group
Division of Rehabilitation - Education Services
College of Applied Life Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
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