Thread Subject: Re: Group D: 22(d) Readable without stylesheets
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From: Michael R. Burks
Date: Wed, Dec 06 2006 7:50 AM
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On , Gregg wrote:
"If the page would be inaccessible to AT if you turned CSS off then you
can't have CSS in the set of technologies you rely on to make the page
<end of Gregg's comment>
I disagree with you on this one. In our discussions of technologies that
can be in the baseline, we have said that if AT supports it, it can be in
the baseline and you can "rely upon" it to be supported and enabled. There
has been no discussion that if the content is inaccessible to AT when the
technology is turned off, then the technology can't be in the baseline. If
we use this logic, then you can't have anything but flat text. There is a
lot of HTML content that would be inaccessible if you "turned off" HTML.
But no one has suggested that HTML can't be in the baseline.
Baseline should not be a subject of discussion in Section 508. It is not
appropriate to include it. It can used to insure that the standard will not
make things as accessible as possible to people with disabilities. It has
no place in a Section 508 Standards discussion.
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