Errata in Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines

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About the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0

The Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines 1.0 was produced by the Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines Working Group (AUWG) as part of the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI). The goals of the Working Group are discussed in the AUWG charter.

This document lists the known errata to the guidelines. Each entry has the following information:

References to the errata sheet should refer to it as of a specific date and include the number of the most recent error recorded.

Entries for Authoring Tool Accessibility Guidelines version 1.0

1. Clarification of definition, added 5 July 2000
The working group is clarifying the definition of the term 'prompt', as it is used in particular for checkpoint 3.1, and there is some ambiguity in the curent definition. Although the final definition is still under discussion, the group has agreed that the following text describes what the definition should encompass:

In this document "prompt" does not refer to the narrow software sense of a "prompt," rather it is used as a verb meaning to urge, suggest and encourage. The form and timing that this prompting takes can be user configurable. "Prompting" does not depend upon the author to seek out the support but is initiated by the tool. "Prompting" is more than checking, correcting, and providing help and documentation as encompassed in guidelines 4, 5, 6. The goal of prompting the author is to encourage, urge and support the author in creating meaningful equivalent text without causing frustration that may cause the author to turn off access options. Prompting should be implemented in such a way that it causes a positive disposition and awareness on the part of the author toward accessible authoring practices.