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CL: 2.1.2 Keyboard (No
... Can keyboard settings StickyKeys be interfered with
KF: Prob not bad to have overarching statement
CL: Not a major issue, but maybe
... 2.2.3 Pausing: Moving, blinking, scrolling, ...
... Just moving content that is pure decoration? Include blinking, scrolling, and auto-updating as well in the second sentence.
JR: Maybe need to define moving to include other things.
CL: 2.4.3 Focus Order: If a Web
page can be navigated sequentially,...
... I'd like to see the How to section of this guideline contain an example of a form (like composing an email message) in a Web page with left side and top navigation bars. If the form controls all have tabindex values greater than zero and the navbars have no tabindex values, will this page meet the success criteria?
CL: Really can mess up SR users
JR: What are they trying to do?
CL: If you're tried to set up tab
order, can't let it become broken
... Would like my example clearly spelled out
KF: Classic example of situation where people may not know what ot do
JR: Bad sign that we are having trouble understanding this.
CL: Presentation is also
... 2.4.4 Link Purpose (Context): The purpose of each link can be determined from the link text and its programmatically determined link context
... In the definition of "programmatically determined link context" and in the techniques for this guideline, the term "sentence" is used, and it talks about the screen reader providing commands to read a sentence. There is no semantic markup for a sentence and no programmatic way for a screen reader to determine a sentence in HTML, so don't use that term. A screen reader should be able to handle the other techniques involving parent element text, element attrib
... No semantic markup foer what is a sentence.
CL: Also, why is there a separate guideline for 2.4.8 Link Purpose (Link Text): The purpose of each link can be identified from the link text. (Level AAA) Just for different levels of compliance?
JR: Agree that this not needed.
CL: 2.4.5 Multiple Ways: More
than one way is available to locate content within a set of Web
pages where content is not the result of, or a step in, a
... Is content only visible content or does it also include alternative content such as alt text, title text, etc?
... It should be.
... 2.4.9 Section Headings: Where content is organized into sections, the sections are indicated with headings.
... ckl: If using the title attribute of a frame and ARIA live region properties are sufficient or advisory techniques in addition to using the heading element, then I would reword this guideline to use more inclusive terminology. Maybe just changing the word "headings" to "titles" would be better.
PP: Maybe sections are named.
CL: 4.1 Maximize compatibility
with current and future user agents, including assistive
... An assistive technology cannot be a user agent on its own - it requires the browser's (or multimedia player's, etc) interpretation of the markup and its implementation of that markup in a DOM or accessibility API. The wording of this guideline can impact what we do in UAAG 2.0 to distinguish the responsibilities of base user agents (browsers, players, etc) from extensions and assistive technologies. Maybe reword this guideline to:
Maximize compatibility with current and future base user agents as well as extensions and assistive technologies - and work with WCAG to provide an updated definition of user agent
CL: UA group is trying to
distinguish the relationship between ua's and at's.
... Also AT's can't get info directly.
JR: Like CL's defn of ua.
CL: 4.1.2 Name, Role, Value: For
all user interface components, the name and role can be
programmatically determined; states, properties, and values
that can be set by the user can be programmatically determined
and programmatically set; and notification of changes to these
items is available to user agents, including assistive
... This information is made available to the base user agent (browser, player), which then makes the info programmatically set and made programmatically determined (through the DOM or accessibility APIs) for the assistive technology and user agent extensions. I think the AT and browser extensions need to be separated from the base user agent.
KF: Took a look at
... Guideline 1.1 Provide text alternatives for any non-text content so that it can be changed into other forms people need such as large print, Braille, speech,
symbols or simpler language
KF: This seems a bit watered down
to me in the sense that it sounds like the purpose of the
providing of the alternative text here is largely for
conversion. This ignores at minimum the population of folks who
for whatever reason do not use pictures but are not doing any
kind of conversion. As written this just seems too vague to
... Need to think of better wording.
... 1.3.3 Size, Shape, Location: Instructions provided for understanding and operating content do not rely on shape, size, visual location, or orientation of
components. (Level A)
KF: Resize text: Visually rendered text can be resized without assistive technology
JR: Most user agents can do this if you let them.
KF: What is really be asked of
from authors is not clear
... 2.2.5 Interruptions: Interruptions, such as updated content, can be postponed or suppressed by the user, except interruptions involving an
emergency. (Level AAA)
KF: Should be at least AA.
... This is fairly widely implemented
... Often authors are allowing this e.g. sports tickers
... Often there are diff options for updating
CL Agree it should be higher
KF: Reading through all these
guidelines I’m struck with the general impression that
assistive technology is given a higher priority than user
agents. This is perhaps somewhat subtle but I guess my point,
similar to what I now see Jim said, is that by and large the AT
gets the majority of what it presents from the user agent and
I’m not sure the guidelines represent this as well as
... Once again seems like ATs put ahead of UAs
CL: I was saying that too
PP: Lotsof comments have to do
with artificial split between perceivable vs
... Examples blurred right away in 1.1
JR: Does mix up the
... Into the guideline text
PP: Examples prob better images, etc
CL: Takes away from purity of guideline - should be moved to "Understandin" doc
... CAPTCHA: If the purpose of non-text content is to confirm that content is
accessed by a person rather than a computer, then text alternatives that
identify and describe the purpose of the non-text content are provided and
alternative forms in different modalities are provided to accommodate
... Digression on CAPTCHA
PP: = 1.1 Key Terms
... = 1.3.2
... Another perceivable vs. understandable problem...
... Talking aobut meaning
PP: = 1.3.3
... Same problem again.
CL: In general there is some funny wording - some start with noun, some with verb
KF: SHould be these things "alone"
JR: We should keep this in here to call attention to this.
1.2.1 Captions (prerecorded)
JR: Wonders if this would actually be covered by taking oguidelines as a whole
3.1.6 A mechanism is available for identifying specific pronunciation of
words where meaning is ambiguous without knowing the pronunciation.
CL: Not sure of AT support for RUBY
Jim: One of the techniques is "adding error text via the DOM" - will the UA
render the information on the screen, and will AT - specifically screen
readers - reveal the inserted DOM text to the user?
CL: Not sure there is a programmatic way to do this.
PP: No relation for "error"
CL: AT doesn't know where to look.
CL: Not here JUly 5th, Aug 2nd
PP: Might not be around in 2nd week of July
KF: Not here July 5th
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