Accessibility Minutes 2013 02 18

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  • Jon Gunderson (University of Illinois)
  • Prasana Bale (University of Illinois) - scribe
  • Nicholas Hoyt (University of Illinois)
  • Ann Abbott (IBM)
  • Rich Schwerdtfeger (IBM)


Jon: New version of accessbility extension is released

Jon: This version won't have any new features but have fixed some bugs

Jon: Topic: Rule priority

Jon: having discussions with the other group about prioritizing rules and triage ruleset was not very satisfying

Jon: Right now current ruleset has types "required" and "recommended"

Jon: in addition to required, propsed rule types are "High priority required", "uncommon required" and recommended

Rich: we have to be careful to say these are more important than other

Jon: We can say all rules are equal and can always customize the rules

Nick: think people in the other call concise with triage rules

Nick: and also penn state has similar kind of rules called blockers

Nick: The idea behind Triage/blockers rules is that these are important rules and are the basic

Jon: How about Ann and Rich

Rich: uncomfortable with establishing some rules are more important than other

Ann:Rational policy tester has a concept of severity

Ann: we have high and low severities

Ann: I doubt that anybody pays much attention to these. because everything has to be fixed at IBM

Jon: terminology is most important and trying to find what to call the rules that has to attended first

Ann: we can look at manual checks as page level and element level to knock them first

Jon: Current accessibility extensions have an option of selecting page level and element level manual checks

Rich: We have to have Level A and AA

Rich: Jon, Who are the audience you are targetting?

Jon: Could be students, Universities, Contractors with university must not have an idea of accessibility. Here in the University I see the testing groups, who sends resulted analysis of webpage accessibility as is to the developer. When a website throws tons of accessibility violations, manual checks user may not know where to start and which of the violated rules are handled first.

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