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Re: User Agent Push

From: Jan Richards <jan.richards@utoronto.ca>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2007 15:30:18 -0400
Message-ID: <46CC8ECA.6090506@utoronto.ca>
To: Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
CC: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, UAAG <w3c-wai-ua@w3.org>


I agree with Charles that UAAG is effectively that list. And I think it 
would be very helpful to the work on UAAG 2.0 for the WCAG-WG to put 
together a wishlist of user agent features.


Charles McCathieNevile wrote:
> On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 22:53:35 +0200, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org> wrote:
>> The WCAG Working Group sometimes determines that a success criterion
>> would be much more easily met if only user agents supported a given
>> feature. Because we only document techniques that are known to yield the
>> accessibility benefit intended, we tend to have to create "workaround"
>> techniques that we consider far less desirable. We are starting a "wish
>> list" of user agent features that would make all our lives easier - the
>> User Agent Push
>> <http://trace.wisc.edu/wcag_wiki/index.php?title=User_Agent_Push> list.
>> We'd like to know from UAAG if a similar list exists, or if it would
>> make sense to collaborate on the development of such a list. We'd also
>> like to work through the UAAG WG on encouraging user agent developers to
>> implement some of these features. Would there be interest in this?
> The User Agent Accessibility Guidelines, as I read them, are effectively 
> such a list. If the WCAG group were to look carefully and select the 
> things that are really pain points now, and list them, or link to the 
> relevant bit of UAAG for each feature they want, it would help. (The one 
> thing listed is extremely vague at the moment. If it means being able to 
> navigate headers, then I am happy to report that we do it already. If it 
> means something else, please clarify so we can work out if we do or 
> don't :) ).
> Cheers
> Chaals

Jan Richards, M.Sc.
User Interface Design Specialist
Adaptive Technology Resource Centre (ATRC)
Faculty of Information Studies
University of Toronto

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