Thread Subject: Re: 1194.22(b) in Group A:DistinguishOSfromsoftware apps
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Mon, Oct 23 2006 11:35 AM
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I think the most common one is that they do not interfere with each other.
That you can meet both (all) of them at the same time.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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>I would like to see a clear definition of "Harmonization" is there such a
Harmonization is one of the themes of the TEITAC. But it was not defined at
the TEITAC meeting. Most of you should be very aware of WCAG 2.0, which
applies to web content including websites and web apps. The existing
1194.22 is somewhat similar to WCAG 1.0. Ideally, websites and web apps that
meet the requirements in 1194.22 should also meet a particular level of WCAG
2.0 guidelines. Once 1194.21 and 1194.22 become one, it would be difficult,
if not impossible, for any given website or web app to meet both sets of
requirements. In the best case scenario, the developer would have to jump
through a lot of hoops to figure out the difference between the two and
determine what needs to be done to accommodate one or the other.
Opportunity for error of interpretation would be very high. Merging 1194.21
and 1194.22 would not only take a lot of work from TEITAC, it would also
take a lot of work from government agencies and vendors to interpret. It
would also seriously disrupt the development and acceptance of WCAG 2.0.
Doing so would certainly not be anybody's definition of harmonization. This
line of thinking goes the same for software accessibility standards such as
It is far easier to duplicate requirements in 1194.21 and 1194.22 then to
merge the two into one. Let's try to keep things simple.
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