Thread Subject: Re: Summary of proposed new Weband Softwareprovisions
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From: David Poehlman
Date: Tue, Apr 03 2007 8:40 PM
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I would be satisfied to leave it in but replace the word text where it
appears by something like lite or optimally accessible. I'd leave it
to editors to come up with the correct wording but it's out there in
any case. My point being that there is more to accessability than
providing a "text only" page and a lot of people who may need an
alternative will not be able to use a page completely devoide of any
thing but text.
On Apr 3, 2007, at 5:21 PM, Andi Snow-Weaver wrote:
Looks like we have two opposing views on 22 (k).
A text-only page, with equivalent information or functionality, shall be
provided to make a web site comply with the provisions of this part,
when compliance cannot be accomplished in any other way. The content of
the text-only page shall be updated whenever the primary page changes.
Barbara thinks it is important and SHOULD NOT be removed. David thinks
doesn't help accessibility and SHOULD be removed.
When we discussed this provision, we determined that it was not
because of the over arching principle of equivalent facilitation.
Alternative versions are already allowed by the equivalent facilitation
principle whether this provision is in the Web section or not. It is
too restrictive in requiring a "text-only" page. The alternative version
doesn't have to be "text only". It just has to conform.
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