Thread Subject: Re: Group D: 22(d) Readable without stylesheets
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From: Tom Brett
Date: Tue, Dec 19 2006 9:40 AM
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This proposal would make a lot of sense but I have another issue. IE has a way that ?improves? accessibility of webpages (tools>internet options>accessibility). Effectively this turns off some of the style sheet properties. As a low vision user I have experienced problems with these options. While all data appears when the conventional style sheets are turned off when one uses the accessibility options under IE there is data missing.
Would this be an issue to be addressed at the Section 508 platform level or should it be addressed in the standards for developing web pages. When I have brought this to the attention of the developers they were successful in modifying the code to allow all browsers to display all of the data.
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From: "Jim Thatcher" < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
> Current wording. 1194.22(d) Documents shall be organized so they are
> readable without requiring an associated style sheet.
> The discussion on the list on this item 1194.22(d) (Readable without style
> sheets) has been succinctly summarized by Andi on the wiki,
> http://teitac.org/wiki/Web_and_Software:_Correct_coding#22.28d.29. On the
> last call (12/13) I took the action item to submit a proposal relative to
> this provision.
> Proposal: Delete provision 1194.22(d) (Readable without style sheets).
> The problem is that it is possible with CSS positioning to wreak havoc on
> the source code order of the content and the order can be meaningful. Thus
> following WCAG 2.0 we need a provision that guarantees that AT can come up
> with a meaningful reading order. The following proposal takes the wording
> from the current WCAG 2.0 Editors Draft (http://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/WCAG20/).
> Proposal: (Meaningful sequence) When the sequence in which content is
> presented affects its meaning, a correct reading sequence can be
> programmatically determined.
> This proposal is also added to the Wiki - the agenda for the 12/20 meeting
> Jim Thatcher
> Accessibility Consulting
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