ISSUE-9: Save Intro Configurability section for a potential Understanding document

Save Intro Configurability section for a potential Understanding document

State:
CLOSED
Product:
UAAG 2.0 Guidelines
Raised by:
Jeanne F Spellman
Opened on:
2008-10-20
Description:
Preserve for Understanding document:

This document includes requirements for users with a variety of disabilities, in part because some users may have more than one disability. In some cases, it may appear that two requirements contradict each other. For instance, a user with a physical disability may prefer that the user agent offer more automatic behavior (to reduce demand for physical effort) than a user with a cognitive disability (for whom automatic behavior may cause confusion). Thus, many of the requirements in this document involve configuration as one way to ensure that a functionality designed to improve accessibility for one user does not interfere with accessibility for another. Also, since a default user agent setting may be useful for one user but interfere with accessibility for another, this document prefers configuration requirements to requirements for default settings. Finally, there may be some cases where, for some content, a feature required by this document is ineffective or causes content to be less accessible, making it imperative that the user be able to turn off the feature.

To avoid overwhelming users with an abundance of configuration options, this document includes requirements that promote ease of configuration and documentation of accessibility features.
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Related emails:
  1. Minutes of the F2F meeting for User Agent of October 20 (from jeanne@w3.org on 2008-10-20)

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Created issue 'Save Intro Configurability section for a potential Understanding document' nickname owned by on product , description '' non-public

20 Oct 2008, 08:13:59

Owner changed to 'Jim Allan'

Jeanne F Spellman, 20 Oct 2008, 08:14:32

Description changed to 'Preserve for Understanding document:

This document includes requirements for users with a variety of disabilities, in part because some users may have more than one disability. In some cases, it may appear that two requirements contradict each other. For instance, a user with a physical disability may prefer that the user agent offer more automatic behavior (to reduce demand for physical effort) than a user with a cognitive disability (for whom automatic behavior may cause confusion). Thus, many of the requirements in this document involve configuration as one way to ensure that a functionality designed to improve accessibility for one user does not interfere with accessibility for another. Also, since a default user agent setting may be useful for one user but interfere with accessibility for another, this document prefers configuration requirements to requirements for default settings. Finally, there may be some cases where, for some content, a feature required by this document is ineffective or causes content to be less accessible, making it imperative that the user be able to turn off the feature.

To avoid overwhelming users with an abundance of configuration options, this document includes requirements that promote ease of configuration and documentation of accessibility features.'

Jeanne F Spellman, 20 Oct 2008, 08:14:32

Issue dissociated from any product

Jeanne F Spellman, 20 Oct 2008, 08:14:32

Owner changed to 'Jeanne Spellman'

Jeanne F Spellman, 20 Oct 2008, 08:15:06

Product changed to UAAG 2.0 Guidelines

Jeanne F Spellman, 20 Oct 2008, 08:15:06

Status changed to 'closed'

Jim Allan, 16 Apr 2013, 14:35:35


Jim Allan <jimallan@tsbvi.edu>, Kelly Ford <kelly.ford@microsoft.com>, Chairs, Jeanne F Spellman <jeanne@w3.org>, Staff Contact
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