Accessibility Minutes 2012 07 23

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  • Jon Gunderson (University of Illinois - Co-Chair)
  • Ann Abbott (IBM)
  • Marc Johlic (IBM) - Scribe
  • Richard Schwerdtfeger (IBM - Co-Chair)


scribe: marcjohlic

JG: Update of evaluation library - added concept of filtering results based on type

JG: Implemented partially an API that allows you to get all elements based on rule results

JG: Next step is that returned rule results are only for that category

JG: Only focus on rule results for that category

JG: Should simplify toolbar

JG: The API will generate a customized list of element results of only rules from that category

JG: Will make it much easier to build toolbars

JG: Have also implemented about 4 or 5 of the heading rules and adding a landmark rule

JG: Should have a demo next week

JG: Nick and Prasana on vacation

JG: Probably won't be able to use same API for Color Contrast - easier to state whether a particular text node meets A or AA conformance

JG: Slightly different interface for Color Contrast

JG: Want to start developing some support web resources for Web Accessibility Coding Practices

JG: Going to start working on a prototype of this support resource

JG: Not sure how techniques will interact w/ rules

JG: Techniques seems to be peers to rules - need to build some examples to see what that relationship is

JG: Main focus will still be "rules"

JG: Does IBM have a coding practices doc for ARIA

RS: We have techniques, we refer to Authoring Practices, we have education

JG: Several examples are on OAA site, but we want to create more of a design pattern

Discussion of headings and landmarks rules


JG: Next rule is Landmark_1

JG: Every page must have at least one main landmark

AA: Issue w/ summary in HEADING 1

JG: Corrected summary to read ".. must/should .."

JG: HEADING 2 updated to: "Main landmarks using aria-labelledby it must/should reference an h1 element "

JG: We will pick this up next week - but perhaps HEADING 2 should be changed to something like the H1 on the page must/should be a child element of the main landmark. If there is only one main it is not required to used aria- label or labelledby (using that h1)

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