Re: AGENDA: W3C User Agent Teleconference 24 January 2002

I think we should get a link on the section508 to WAI activities or at 
least to UAAG when we get a good comparision of UAAG and 508 available.


At 03:38 PM 1/24/2002 -0500, Al Gilman wrote:
>At 01:40 PM 2002-01-24 , Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
> >
> >
> >> 4. UAAG vs. 508 comparison
> >
> >
> >No progress here from my end. I am hoping that JG
> >and I will have a chance to talk about an XML or
> >RDF representation of relationships between the
> >two documents. I would like two documents at
> >some point:
> >
> >  a) "If you satisfy 508 requirements and these X
> >      extra things, you can get UAAG 1.0 Level A
> >      (for the following content types labels, etc.)."
> >
> >  b) "If you conform to UAAG 1.0 in the following way,
> >      you also conform to 508 if you do these extra
> >      things."
> >
> >I think that UAAG 1.0 and Section 508 are sufficiently
> >different that documents a and b may be suprisingly
> >different.
> >
>People are populating the template that describes how their products address
>the 508 provisions.  If you want to think about what we really want we want
>them to be able to publish one page that serves both questions.
>So: a key report generator application is one that gathers these pages and
>presents the information contained there appropriately for UAAG-driven 
>One way to get a more robust engine is to kick ideas around in ER.  There is
>technology and tool-building capability lurking there and susceptible to
>recruiting for the right compliance assessment tasks.
>And we should be coordinating with BuyAccessible at  They want
>to be able to treat the template-following pages that live on the Web as a
>database, too.  If people should actually be putting these pages up in some
>strict flavor of HTML for post-processing into the BuyAccessible database, it
>will help and it will help us.  Or they may have an XML or other
>data-entry format for submission to the database that we can learn from.
> >  _ Ian
> >
> >--
> >Ian Jacobs (
> >Tel:                     +1 718 260-9447
> >

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