ISSUE-245: highlighting accessiblity in user interface guidelines

highlighting accessiblity in user interface guidelines

State:
PENDING REVIEW
Product:
TPE Last Call
Raised by:
Nick Doty
Opened on:
2014-07-13
Description:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-tracking-comments/2014Jun/att-0000/20140606_WP29_TS_standardisation_letter_to_W3C.pdf

To address users with special needs, the Article 29 Working Party suggest to add the following text to section 7.7 ‘User interface guidelines’:

Special consideration must be given to ensure that no group of web users are treated less favourably or are otherwise discriminated against, for example, as a result of a disability. This will be particularly important for those devices which have limited, or no, display and configuration capabilities.
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Related emails:
  1. Resolving Last Call issues to TPE (from jbrookman@cdt.org on 2014-09-08)
  2. Re: tracking-ISSUE-245: highlighting accessiblity in user interface guidelines [TPE Last Call] (from fielding@gbiv.com on 2014-07-22)
  3. tracking-ISSUE-245: highlighting accessiblity in user interface guidelines [TPE Last Call] (from sysbot+tracker@w3.org on 2014-07-13)

Related notes:

Editor's opinion is WONTFIX because the section is non-normative
and UI requirements are out of scope. This does not imply that
accessibility considerations are not important whenever a UI might
be defined. However, because we don't define one, we can't make
requirements about it being accessible. If we did, it should probably
be in the form of a reference to WCAG's work, or some other group that
documents accessibility guidelines far better than we can.

Roy Fielding, 27 Aug 2014, 00:32:30

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