ISSUE-96: Introduction → Conformance: Objects to qualification about disabilities

Introduction → Conformance: Objects to qualification about disabilities

ATAG 2.0 Guidelines
Raised by:
Andrew Ronksley
Opened on:
Sally Cain, RNIB: There is a statement at the beginning that says that "authoring tools that conform to ATAG 2.0 may not be fully accessible to every person with a disability"
This concerns me as people are being asked to conform to something which has no guarantee of accessibility. It is hard enough to get accessibility on the agenda, without saying to someone - do this - it will make it better but we can't guarantee accessibility. Will ATAG be taken seriously in this case? Will the developers use the standard and what is their incentive to conform?
What are the steps being taken to change this statement, or improve knowledge so that ATAG can be improved accordingly? Will we be looking at the next version of ATAG after 2.0, for this information and improvement?
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There are people with disabilities so severe that they are not going to be able to use the web. Changed the wording to use the WCAG wording.

Jeanne F Spellman, 29 Jul 2008, 20:06:12

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