Accessibility Minutes 2012 01 23

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  • Jon Gunderson (University of Illinois - Co-Chair)
  • Rich Schwerdtfeger (IBM - Co-Chair)
  • Ann Abbott (IBM)
  • Marc Johlic (IBM) - Scribe
  • Nicholas Hoyt (University of Illinois)
  • Prasanna Bale (University of Illinois)


Link to agenda:


Nick will setup a weekly meeting on Doodle and send out a link for voting.

Agenda 1: 1. Using JSDoc 3 to document javascript code


Jon: Does this URL look OK?

Rich: Do they have a general API docs dir?

Jon: JF didn't say

Rich: Looks fine

Jon: Process is generate documentation, put in zip file, send to Jon Ferraiolo and he will put it here

Ann: Is this documentation likely only to make sense to a developer?

Jon: At this level yes. We'll probably want to have 2 versions of docs. One for public that a developer would want to use (so that methods etc don't clutter). The more consumer friendly version would be easier to read.

Jon: Does not preclude us from having usage info in wiki

Jon: If someone is building a tool, they can look and see what the properties are etc

Nick: From a dev standpoint, there are some terminology issues from jsdoc (ie js doesn't really have "classes"). We need to learn how to modify the template that produces this.

Rich: Was this designed for js?

Nick: It was, but but there are still some issues and clarifications to make

Nick: These are more functions that have members - so the better name would be that these are constructers for js objects

Jon: We can look to modify the template - and then even submit back as a bug fix.

Agenda 2: Update on OAA Cache and Ruleset Development

Jon: Been working on refactor of NLS objects and writing results

Jon: We need to have a WCAG centric view of the world in the ruleset because that's where it seems the world it going

Jon: With WCAG having different levels, it didn't fit in with the original simplified requirements

Jon: New system will be much more straightforward than old. We'll still be able to add custom rulesets

Jon: Last bits of v1 code are being changed

Jon: We'll have constructors for these objects - this will allow us to have documentation for objects created

Agenda 3: Continue rules discussion for following requirements: WCAG 2.4.6


Jon: We left off at the Controls Rules



Nick: Possible clarification - term "accessible labels" maybe change to "Effective labels"

If we use "effective" we have to be sure to define it


WCAG G131 uses "descriptive" - Providing descriptive labels

Jon: We'll come back and look at Control_1 for next week. Jon will put some notes in that we can review.

Call ended at 1pm Central --marcjohlic 23:28, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

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