Thread Subject: Re: more on authoring tool purchase
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From: Phill Jenkins
Date: Mon, Mar 26 2007 11:00 AM
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are you sending this questions to the General subcommittee as a suggestion
that we recommend W3C WAI ATAG 2.0 standards as new/additional standards
for purchasing authoring tools by entities (agencies) covered by 508? In
other words, should agencies that purchase authoring tools be required to
purchase tools that comply with ATAG 2.0? By the Way, I don't know of any
tools that do comply with ATAG, but that is a different problem, some who
think because there is no "requirement" to do so.
I agree with Gregg Vanderheiden that this is really not a question for the
General subcommittee and should be directed to the Web & Software
Web & Software Subcommittee - see: http://teitac.org/wiki/Web_and_Software
ATAG 2.0 - see http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/atag.php
William Loughborough < = EMAIL ADDRESS REMOVED = >
I understand that much Web material is provided by
outside-the-government entities, which implies that buying content does
not carry the veto power on what tools are used to produce it.
On the other hand, I'm fairly sure that there are lots of purchases of
authoring tool software for use by people within agencies who make
Websites. I find it hard to believe that if the software on offer makes
creation of 508-compliant material somewhere between difficult and
impossible, that it is still OK to buy it.
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