(Inactive) Web Best Practices: Teleconference Details

Teleconference details


1. Developing best practices for implementation of WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria
  • What are best practices and how do they relate to current WCAG 2.0 techniques?
  • What are the use cases or user scenarios for using the best practices?
  • What are the features of a best practice?
  • What are the conceptual relationships between WCAG 2.0 success criteria, techniques, best practices and rules?
  • Are current rule results sufficiently descriptive?
    • Pass (Required or recommended rule passes)
    • Violations (required rule fails)
    • Recommendation (recommended rule fails)
    • Manual check (Required or recommended rule result cannot be determined by markup alone, human inspection and judgement is required)
    • Not applicable (The markup resulted in the rule not being applicable)
  • How do you report “missing” items in web pages, like titling or use of landmarks, since there is no element to assign the result too
  • Reporting WCAG 2.0 conformance and current sufficient technique(s) definitions in WCAG (non-normative, but considered for all practical purposes to be normative). How does passing of required versus recommended rules be reported in a way that encourages implementation of recommended techniques.


1. Developing best practices for implementation of WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria
  • JG: The agenda provided some questions
  • MS: We were headed in a good direction after the meeting, but we need to get something on paper
  • JG: What you like to see on paper
  • MS: The next incarnation on the implementations guidelines document
  • MS: Bring it closer to the WCAG 2.0 techniques approach
  • MS: I had taken what we discussed at the meeting, and evolution of the IITAA implementation guidelines
  • MS: Taking the IITAA 1.0 and adding in the WCAG 2.0 requirements and the categories we identified in the IITAA 2.0
  • MS: Next step is to make a 1.1
  • MS: How do the best practices fit into IITAA 1.x/2.0 and WCAG 2.0
  • MS: We currently don’t currently require H1, but we suggest the best practice is using H1 and it match
  • JG: Do you see the document becoming more complicated and include code examples?
  • MS: I would see the new WCAG 2.0 requirements, but that coding practices would be pointed to, as complementary, this document would change a lot
  • MS: Like pointng to Dojo/JQuery library
  • JG: When do you expect to have a new document, I hope to have something to talk about at the 20th.
  • MS: I am going to be out of town next week, probably the 18th I would have something
  • MS: I am planning to give an update at the UIC Digital Accessibility Expo
  • JG talks about relationships between success criteria markup
  • NH: I would like to comment on the agenda
  • NH: I would like to ask in terms of IITAA, using certain terms
  • NH: The title is the implementation guidelines, how to the guidelines map to rules?
  • NH: In looking at guidelines in 1.0 the current guidelines are somewhat broad
  • NH: Guidelines in WCAG 2.0 are broken down in to SC
  • MS: We need to call the IITAA “guidelines” need to change to techniques, we need to get slightly more specific
  • NH: It sounds like they might map to rules
  • MS: I was thinking that it would be a good goal to have a rule map to a technique
  • MS: What we currently calling IITAA Guidelines must be techniques?
  • MS: Can we call them techniques now?
  • HR: What do mean by “all”
  • MS: The current guidelines
  • MS: Do we need to have a distinction between rules and techniques?
  • NH: A rule says what you must or should do, and why
  • NH: I am not sure if rules and techniques are exactly the same, but are closely related
  • NH: Does it mean that rules apply
  • JG: Do you fail 1.3.1 for headers do you also fail 2.4.6
  • NH: The logic in FAE you don’t get to pass, so you would fail 2.4.6
  • MR: In this case you could say that 2.4.6 would be not applicable
  • HR: We should stop checking when there is no heading
  • MR: If you have a page with only one heading, it is hard to fail the page
  • MS: I see 2.4.6 build on 1.3.1
  • NH: In how to meet for 2.4.6, the headings must be programmatically determined
  • MS: If you don’t meet 2.4.6, it is either automatically fail or is not applicable
  • MS: I think we need to focus at the techniques level
  • MS: Success criteria is a different level of organization
  • MS: I am hoping we can ignore the Success Criteria and then map back
  • MS: We may have a lot of techniques
  • JG: So how do we organize this techniques
  • MS: I was looking at general scripting issues and the details would be in a complementary resource
  • JG: What are the features of an item in the complementary resources?
  • MS: It would be kind of like what SAA was going to make, but didn’t
  • MS: Not replicate that ARIA best practices, the value we could add are examples or point to examples
  • MS: We need lots of examples, we need what why and how in the base document
  • MS: That could be throughout
  • JG: How could the complementary document be organized?
  • MS: We want more guidance on implementation for dynamic content, is the examples

No meeting next week, next meeting on 11 April