Thread Subject: Re: Merging Web and Software and what is Webcontent?
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From: Gregg Vanderheiden
Date: Wed, Jul 11 2007 10:05 AM
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Some quick thoughts to toss on the list for others to consider when reading
- wouldn't some of the things in content have to also apply to software?
1) Contrast for example. In software there is something about "if color
settings" but what if there aren't color settings? Then no contrast?
2) Color is another
Perhaps we end up with
Content and Software guidelnes
Additional Software guidelines
Maybe we also have
(Additional content guidelines?)
Don't know. Just took a quick look. Can't join you today unfortunately.
Funding agency deadline.
Gregg C Vanderheiden Ph.D.
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> Subject: [teitac-websoftware] Merging Web and Software and
> what is Webcontent?
> There has been a lot of discussion on the mailing list
> recently about whether or not we should merge Web and
> Software because the line distinguishing the two is blurring.
> Indeed, this issue came up early in the Web and Software
> subcommittee but we delayed any decision until we had done
> the bottoms up analysis of the issues with the existing 508
> I think it is hard to put this issue to rest, one way or the
> other, until we have looked at a proposal for merging the
> two. Otherwise, we are just talking theory and we really
> don't know which is the better approach.
> We have also been wrestling with the issue of applicability
> of the standard based on how the content is accessed; that
> is, some interpret the current
> 508 standard to apply to HTML content only if it is accessed
> via the Web but not if it is included as an attachment in an
> e-mail or stored on a CD.
> As I looked at it this morning, I came to believe that we
> can't just merge Web and software altogether but we might
> need to separate out the provisions for simple content for
> "authors" who are not "programmers".
> So I took a stab at it and then looked at how this would
> affect harmonization with international standards, another of
> our goals.
> Regardless of whether or not we choose to reorganize the
> provisions, we have ended up with some country-unique
> requirements. If we don't re-organize, we are fairly well
> harmonized with WCAG 2.0 but have some issues with ISO. If we
> reorganize, we will have the same issues with ISO
> harmonzation and more with WCAG 2.0.
> Please take a look at the analysis prior to today's meeting.
> I apologize for sending this out so late because it is rather
> a lot to get through.
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