Test Case sc3.1.5_l3_003: Difficult text with hard-to-read summary

Formal Metadata

Formal Metadata
TitleDifficult text with hard-to-read summary
DescriptionA text that requires a reading ability above the upper secondary education level, with a summary at the bottom that requires a reading ability higher than lower secondary education level.
CreatorBenToWeb (Christophe.Strobbe@…)
RightsCopyright BenToWeb 2005-2007
LanguageEnglish
Date2005-09-02
Statusaccepted QA

Technologies and Features

Technologies are markup languages or data formats. If the technology is a markup language, “features” refers to elements and attributes.

XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)

XHTML™ 1.0 The Extensible HyperText Markup Language (Second Edition)

Test Data

Purpose

This test case is intended to fail because the summary that is provided is still too difficult. Only the reading level is tested here, not the other aspects of the document (descriptive section titles, expanded forms for abbreviations, etcetera).

Expert Guidance

Check whether the reading level needed to understand the summary is higher than lower secondary education level.

Test Modes

Three or more accessibility experts.

Test Files

Test file.

TCDL Data

sc3.1.5_l3_003 (XML).

Rules

“Rules” refer to success criteria in WCAG 2.0, checkpoints in WCAG 1.0 and similar requirements.

Primary Rules

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 80, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-WCAG20-20070517/Overview.html#meaning-supplements.

Functional Outcome

The summary at the end of the document is too hard to read for people with a reading level that is not higher than lower secondary education level.

Technical Comment

This test case does not map to a WCAG 2.0 technique or failure.

Secondary Rules

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - April 2006 Working Draft (Last Call))

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 80, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20060427/guidelines.html#meaning-supplements.

Functional Outcome

The summary at the end of the document is too hard to read for people with a reading level that is not higher than lower secondary education level.

Technical Comment

This test case maps to technique G86: Providing a text summary that requires reading ability less advanced than the upper secondary education level (http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-TECHS-20060427/Overview.html#G86).

Online version: sc3.1.5_l3_003.

Secondary Rule (WCAG 2.0 - June 2005 Working Draft)

The test case fails the following success criterion at line 80, column 3: http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/WD-WCAG20-20050630/#meaning-supplements.

Functional Outcome

The summary at the end of the document is too hard to read for people with a reading level that is not higher than lower secondary education level.