Accessibility Minutes 2012 05 21

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  • Jon Gunderson (University of Illinois - Co-Chair)
  • Ann Abbott (IBM)
  • Marc Johlic (IBM) Scribe
  • Prasanna Bale (UIUC)
  • Nick Hoyt (UIUC)
  • Philip Ackermann (Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology)


scribe Ann Abbott

Jon: has started updating the OAA web site

Jon: Next OAA call will be June 11 due to vacations/holiday

TOPIC: Updating rules controls files


Jon: has updated Control1 thru Control4


Jon: also has updated the nls file for associated rule


Jon: updated to describe properties of the rule

Jon: Element rules would be "N/A" if none of the elements exist on the page. Page rules apply to every page.

Jon: will make a difference in reporting

Nick: wondering if some content belongs in nls file?

Jon: would add more complexity to nls file, ie translation

Nick: maybe in separate file that doesn't get translated

Nick: will think more about this

Jon: helpful to keep in file when writing rules. A third file would make this more difficult

Nick: thinks it is possible for 'target_objects" and "cache_dependency" to get out of sync

Nick: agrees this is important information as cache may store more objects than the rule looks at

Nick: recommends changing "target_objects" to "target_resources"

Nick: recommends cache_properties updated to "computed_label"

Nick: conceptual model lists "language dependency" instead of just "language"


Nick: language dependency = language(s) this rule depends on

Nick: updating Conceptual model to remove "none" from language dependency.

Jon: update is fine

Jon: only rule with language dependency is length of alt text

Jon: the less language dependency = ease of maintaining rules

Jon: enabled=true/false needs to be part of rule mapping

Jon: removed enabled from rule

TOPIC: Updating nls files


Jon: for each rule there is an entry for the rules object

Jon: required=MUST, recommended=SHOULD, conditional=MAY

Jon: will remove code for conditional as we have no rules for it

Nick: important if envision the use of type=conditional in future

Nick: thinks important to consider in future

Jon: rules are either required or recommended. If recommended, is manual check, so we don't need conditional.

Nick: fail maps to corrective action in conceptual model

Jon: changing Fail to Corrective Action

Next OAA call

Next OAA call will be June 11 due to vacations/holiday

Call ended at 1:01 pm Central

--AnnAbbott 18:38, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

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