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WAI UA Telecon for January 9th, 2001

Chair: Jon Gunderson
Date: Tuesday, 9 January 2001
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time, USA
Call-in: Longfellow Bridge (+1) (617) 252-1038


Review Action Items


  1. Next User Agent face-to-face meeting in Boston on 1-2 March 2001


  1. Looking for a UA representative at coordination group meeting on 27 Feburary at all working group meeting in Boston
  2. Update on glossary group formed in WCAG
  3. Update on joint meetings at all working group meeting
  4. Issue #430: Checkpoint 3.2: Animations, not just animated images
  5. Issue #431: New requirement: conforming UA must make available preferences through API
  6. Issue #432: Checkpoint 3.4: Overlaps with 3.2
  7. Issue #433: Checkpoint 3.6: Is control required when redirection is "instantaneous"?
  8. Issue #434: Checkpoint 4.13: Clarify that the user must be able to override author-specified volumes
  9. Issue #435: Checkpoint 4.14: Is this for content only or UI as well?
  10. Issue #436: Checkpoint 5.3: Please provide examples
  11. Issue #437: Checkpoint 5.7: Increase priority from P3 to P2
  12. Issue #438: Checkpoint 7.3: For some devices, is direct navigation of active elements sufficient?
  13. Issue #439: Checkpoint 7.3: Add technique of directional navigation
  14. Issue #440: Checkpoint 7.5: Should min reqs be moved to techniques?


Chair: Jon Gunderson

Scribe: Ian Jacobs

Harvey Bingham
Jim Allan
Eric Hansen
Charles McCathieNevile
Gregory Rosmaita
Rich Schwerdtfeger

Kitch Barnicle

Action Item Summary

Open Action Items

  1. IJ: Update 8.8 techniques.
  2. IJ, EH, AG: Propose new definitions forterms in question (equivalence, text element, etc.)
  3. IJ: Get wording from Martin for thisrequirement (e.g., "conform", "implement", etc.) for issue 327
  4. IJ: Add a P3 checkpoint on user control of windows that automatically close
  5. IJ: Add a clarification to checkpoint 4.20 including:
  6. IJ: Delete second sentence from 4.21
  7. IJ: Add to end of first sentence "with which it overlaps" in checkpoint 4.21
  8. IJ: Add "that benefit accessibility" to end of second sentence of checkpoint 5.8
  9. IJ: Put a note in the definition of active element that this does not include selection. (optional clarification note)
  10. IJ: Include selection and focus in note after 1.1 as examples of what must be done.
  11. JG: Implementation information for guideline 2
  12. JG: Propose a list of things we areexpecting UAs to recognize in scripts.
  13. JG: Schedule face-to-face time with other WGs (need to contact voice and mobile)
  14. JG: Propose text for the techniques document about synthesized speech implementation issues. Notably UA and AT wanting to use the same synthesizer engine.
  15. JG: Create issue list for things that need to be addressed in the next version of the document
  16. GR: Review checkpoints in Guideline 10 for implementation information
  17. GR: Talk to Håkon about CSS support.
  18. GR: Talk to AFB about captioning and positioning
  19. JA: Review checkpoints in Guideline 4 for implementation information
  20. MQ: Send more details about control of speech parameters for the techniques document based on OpenBook.
  21. KB: Submit technique on providing information on current item and number of items in search

New Action Items

  1. IJ and EH: to review the definition of "presentation" to possibly drop URI-dependencies.
  2. IJ and EH: Work on definition of "animation" that identifies "animated image" as a special case. Also talks about script effects, style sheets effects, markup languages as being able to create animations. (Blinking not part of animations...?)
  3. IJ: For Issue 431 ask the reviewer (Greg Lowney) to provide an example of how this would be done, for inclusion in the techniques document.
  4. IJ: Change 3.6 to account for instantanous redirect.

Completed Action Items

  1. IJ: Follow up with Greg Lowney on issue 389
  2. IJ: (Issue 387) Propose new wording for check point 8.4 reflecting discussion on 28 November
  3. IJ: Put up UAWG meeting page for meeting week of technical plenary. Link to Plenary meeting page.
  4. IJ: Follow up with Greg Lowney on issue 389
  5. IJ: (Issue 387) Propose new wording for check point 8.4 reflecting discussion on 28 November
  6. IJ: Propose new checkpoints/modifiedcheckpoints for 8.2.
  7. IJ: Add some more explanation about the difference between 7.3 and7.4.
    Done (next draft)
  8. IJ: Add to techniques a link to Adobe's accessible PDF information.
    Done (next draft)
  9. IJ and AG: Revise the applicability provision and send to WG.
  10. IJ: Ask Adobe why this is hard (issue 382)
  11. IJ: 1.4 needs to be re-written in light of changes in checkpoint 1.1.
  12. IJ: Proposed text in 2.1
  13. IJ: Add a note to 5.8 - content requirements may also apply to user interface
    Added to techniques.
  14. IJ: Mention that resizing and overiding absolute values is part of some specification in section 1.2
    Done (next draft)
  15. IJ: Clarify the meaning of system colors
    Done (next draft). Use the expression "systems and fonts supported by the system" instead (words of reviewer).
  16. IJ:
    a) clarify "recognize style" in checkpoints 4.5
    b) need more rational - refer to WCAG - style less important than other content
    c) add note 4.5 - give example of multimedia content that can be recognized as style
    Done (next draft)
  17. IJ: Add technique to checkpoint 4.12 to make clear that:
    - This includes author-override if speech engine allows.
    - This includes whatever granularity offered by speech engine.
    Done (next draft)
  18. IJ: Add a clarifying note to 4.11 that if you allow independent control of all sources of audio, you satisfy the checkpoint as well.
    Done (next draft)

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