Accessibility Minutes 2013 11 04

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  • Marc Johlic (IBM)
  • Rich Schwerdtfeger (IBM)
  • Jon Gunderson (University of Illinois)
  • Nicholas Hoyt (University of Illinois) - scribe


1. Update on AInspector Sidebar

2. Nested Heading Rules

3. Data Table Rules Review

4. New Language Rules


TOPIC: 1. Update on AInspector Sidebar

NH: No new updates from the past week

JG: Try to take a look at some known websites using the strict ruleset to check the results from the tool

JG: Nick and John will be meeting to address some changes to rules / messaging (older rules)

JG: Re-wrote some of the rules

JG: Creating test pages for each rule to ensure we can exercise each rule

TOPIC: 2. Nested Heading Rules

JG: Need to update Strict ruleset to remove HEADING_5

From IBM 1.3a: " Because screen readers can identify heading hierarchy (


elements) to show organization, it is important to use headings in sequence. "

TOPIC: 3. Data Table Rules Review

RS: Reminder that will not be a part of HTML5

TOPIC: 4. New Language Rules

JG: LANGUAGE_3 is about validation of the code - we could move LANGUAGE_3 into LANGUAGE_1

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