Accessibility Minutes 2009 07 15

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  • Anne Abbott (IBM)
  • Jon Gunderson (University of Illinois)
  • Nathan Jakubiak (ParaSoft)
  • Rich Schwerdtfeger (IBM - chair)
  • Michael Squillace (IBM)
  • David Todd (IBM)


Rich: Adding links for:

  • reporting best practices
  • IDE best practices

Mike: Moving on to WCAG 2 validation rules.

Mike: Explains Rule definitions supporting WCAG 2.0 table.

Mike: Most of my work this week has been on: Principle 4: Robust - Content must be robust enough that it can be interpreted reliably by a wide variety of user agents, including assistive technologies

Mike: an element can be labeled by either ARIA label or a labelby

Mike: Some of these rules will be through manual checking.

Rich: agree

Mike: this work is complete (i.e., the 4 tables)

Mike: Did all info from the original page get captured in the reorg page. Need extra set of eyes to confirm.

Jon: concerned about reporting duplicate ids that don't really affect the accessibility of a page.

Jon: question about audio rules. Do we want to use labledby or describedby for audio?

Jon: 122.M01] Captions are provided for all prerecorded audio content in synchronized media, except when the media is a media alternative for text and is clearly labeled as such. Require a manual check in some cases and report a potential violation in other cases.

Jon: 123.PV01 - change labelledby to describedby

Jon: utube may have some way to test if timed video is supplied.

Jon: there may be a custom built flash player that we couldn't test accessibility.

Jon: So sometimes it will be a manual check. In other cases it could be a PV.

Jon: Flash supports W3C timed text format.

Jon: can check if a timed text file is present

Jon/Rich: If timed text files is present, the test is passed.

Jon: uTube is another potential case to process for unique video captioning.

Mike: How do you tell which play is being used?

Jon: Fairly easy to detect use of Flash player.

Jon: looking at uTube site. May not be possible to detect use of uTube player.

Jon: uTube doses not support W3C standard.

Rich: Section 3 of Wiki page should be fleshed out.

Jon: Does omitting inline language attributes bug anyone else? WCAG doesn't require inline language markup any longer in level A guidelines.

Rich: Do we want to modify section 3?

Jon: 3.1.2 would be a manual check.

Mike: Will make changes.

Nathan: looking to see how to determine what an abbreviation is in their product.

Nathan: will have to do further investigation.

Nathan: thinks they have a list of abbreviations and if one is found they flag it.

Mike: How would one determine what's in the list?

Rich: List doesn't have to be exhaustive.

Rich: If an abbreviation is detected and it's not in the list, flag a PV.

Rich: will write some json to test a widget. this will pulled into the processing engine.

Mike: will use json for rules

Mike: will use javascript object model for describing the rules.

Rich: will be out next week

Jon: won't be here either

Mike is business next week as well. Hence cancel call next week.

Rather Mike is busy next week.

Nathan is out the next 3 weeks

no meeting the week of the 20th

Mike: asked folks to review rule tables to make sure nothing was lost from the transfer of information from the original Wiki page to the reorg page.

Rich: will go through section 4 to make sure nothing was lost.

Nathan: won't attend the next couple of calls.

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