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Re: Naming and labeling tables in Word


From: Olaf Drümmer
Date: May 29, 2014 11:53AM

On 29 May 2014, at 14:20, Jonathan Avila < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> While we should NOT be testing for conformance to any assistive technology
> we must keep in mind that WCAG conformance can only be met through
> techniques that are accessibility supported.

In addition what others already stated around this aspect:

this is the biggest shortcoming in WCAG - it tends to create stagnation and to block innovation. This will improve only if either WCAG adjust their guidelines (everybody in the food chain must work against applicable standards), or we find a better set of guidelines that furthers rather than slows down much needed developments in the field of accessibility. WCAG is historically very valuable, but counter productive for the near and not so near future.