Thread Subject: Re: Proposal on authoring tools
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From: Hoffman, Allen
Date: Thu, Jun 07 2007 7:10 AM
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The sub-group of us who looked at this agreed mostly that the software
and web standards already proposed will cover the accessibility of the
interface. One item in ATAG has is a note that prevews of content be
accessible via the mark up, (will find the specific language). i think
this is still indirectly addressed by our existing proposed web/software
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Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 8:15 AM
To: TEITAC Web/Software Subcommittee
Subject: Re: [teitac-websoftware] Proposal on authoring tools
Hi Judy and all,
Should the iaccessability of the interface be addressed here or give
reference to other standards?
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Sent: Thursday, June 07, 2007 1:32 AM
Subject: [teitac-websoftware] Proposal on authoring tools
The following proposal on authoring tools represents current work in
progress by a small group following the recent TEITAC face-to-face
Please add your comments as we continue to work on this, now on the
Web/Software list. For those who already contributed in the small group,
thank you for your input on the draft; the latest version here attempts
to capture your most recent feedback in our discussion, but please
continue to help refine this on the Web software list now.
1. Authoring tools must have the ability to produce content which passes
the electronic content provisions.
2. Authoring tools must, except by explicit user action, preserve
accessibility information necessary for meeting the electronic content
3. Authoring tools must allow the author to augment
automatically-generated content with accessibility information.
4. For authoring tools with a user interface, authoring tools must
provide a mode which prompts authors to create accessible content.
5. For authoring tools with a user interface, authoring tools must
provide a mode which assists authors in checking for accessibility
6. Authoring tools, when providing templates or other pre-authored
content, should provide templates that facilitate production of
accessible content, and pre-authored content that is accessible.
7. Authoring tools should give prominence to the most accessible
authoring action for achieving an authoring outcome.
Judy Brewer +1.617.258.9741 http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director, Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium
MIT/CSAIL Building 32-G526
32 Vassar Street
Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA