IRC log of wai-wcag on 2010-07-01

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logging to
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RRSAgent, make logs public
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Zakim, this will be WAI_WCAG
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ok, trackbot; I see WAI_WCAG()4:00PM scheduled to start in 5 minutes
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Meeting: Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group Teleconference
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Date: 01 July 2010
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WAI_WCAG()4:00PM has now started
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zakim, ??P0 is Ben_Caldwell
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+Ben_Caldwell; got it
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zakim, +1.425.822.aaaa is sofia_celic
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+sofia_celic; got it
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scribe: Sofia
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zakim, aabb is Loretta_Guarino_Reid
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+Loretta_Guarino_Reid; got it
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chair: Loretta_Guarino_Reid
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TOPIC: Advisory Technique for SC 3.2.1, 3.2.2: Giving users advanced warning when opening a new window
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zakim, aacc is Marc_Johlic
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+Marc_Johlic; got it
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RESOLUTION: Accepted as amended
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TOPIC: Modification to H69: Providing heading elements at the beginning of each section of content
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zakim, Ben has Gregg_Vanderheiden
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+Gregg_Vanderheiden; got it
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zakim, who is here?
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On the phone I see Ben_Caldwell, Michael_Cooper, David_MacDonald, sofia_celic, Andrew_Kirkpatrick, Loretta_Guarino_Reid, Bruce_Bailey, Marc_Johlic, Tim_Boland
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Ben_Caldwell has Gregg_Vanderheiden
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On IRC I see greggvanderheiden, Tim, marcjohlic, shawn, Loretta, David, Sofia, Ben, Zakim, RRSAgent, MichaelC, trackbot
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20:27:22 [greggvanderheiden]
hi shawn
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hiya. i'm awaiting ping for discussion of publication announcements (and Note vs. WD)
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Headings create chunks of information that can be found easily by people with disabilities, such as a blind person using a screen reader, or a person with a cognitive disability who uses assistive technology that delineates groups of information, or someone with a communication disability or illiteracy, who uses a screen reader to assist them in their reading.
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not yet
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When headings are nested hierarchically, the most important information is given the highest logical level, and subsections are given subsequent logical levels.(i.e., h2 is a subsection of h1).
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RESOLUTION: accepted as amended
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TOPIC: WAI-ARIA Technology Notes
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zakim, mute me
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Shawn should now be muted
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RESOLUTION: Accepted as amended
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TOPIC: Issue 2816: Congrats on WCAG 2 Flash Techniques (with minor change requests)
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RESOLUTION: accepted as amended
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The objective of this technique is to use HTML and XHTML heading markup to provide semantic code for headings in the content. Heading markup will allow assistive technologies to present the heading status of text to a user. A screen reader can recognize the code and announce the text as a heading with its level, beep or provide some other auditory indicator. Screen readers are also able to navigate heading markup which can be a convenient way for screen rea
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est. Assistive technologies that alter the authored visual display will also be able to provide an appropriate alternate visual display for headings that can be identified by heading markup.
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In technologies that support Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), styling can be used to
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change the way headings look or sound. It is even possible to style headings using CSS
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so that they are exposed to assistive technology but are hidden from view visually.
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However, showing the headings visually benefits a wider set of users, including those
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with some cognitive disabilities.
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+ +1.617.584.aadd
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- +1.617.584.aadd
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er users to more quickly find the content of inter
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RESOLUTION: Accept as amended
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+ +1.617.584.aaee
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21:53:19 [shawn]
judy -- gregg has good point for publishing as WD... that they said they woudl offer for public review before aopting
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s/judy -- gregg has good point for publishing as WD... that they said they woudl offer for public review before aopting/ /
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The Working Group requests that any comments be made using the provided online comment form. If this is not possible, comments can also be sent to The archives for the public comments list are publicly available. Comments received on this document may be addressed in future versions of this document, or in another manner.
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WAI_WCAG()4:00PM has ended
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Attendees were Michael_Cooper, Bruce_Bailey, David_MacDonald, sofia_celic, Andrew_Kirkpatrick, +1.650.253.aabb, Loretta_Guarino_Reid, Shawn, +1.727.391.aacc, Marc_Johlic,
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... Tim_Boland, Gregg_Vanderheiden, +1.617.584.aadd, +1.617.584.aaee, +1.617.584.aaff
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