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Re: 48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): POE Use Cases and Requirements

From: Becky Gibson <becky@knowbility.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2019 09:38:38 -0500
Cc: Accessible Platform Architectures Administration <public-apa-admin@w3.org>
Message-Id: <669E96AF-CF1E-454F-8C9C-755CA40541F7@knowbility.org>
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
+1

Becky Gibson

> On Feb 11, 2019, at 9:31 PM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:
> 
> Colleagues:
> 
> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the Accessible Platform
> Architectures (APA) Working Group on a proposed APA comment to the
> Permissions & Obligations Expression (POE) Working Group, concerning
> their now stable Use Cases and Requirements document
> 
> **Background**
> 
> The Abstract of this POE document states:
> 
> "This document includes a set of use cases and requirements, compiled by
> the Permissions & Obligations Expression (POE) Working Group, that
> motivate the expression of statements about digital content usage. All
> use cases provide realistic examples describing how people and
> organisations may (or want to be able to) specify statements about
> digital content usage. The requirements derived from these use cases
> will be used to guide the development of the POE WG recommendation
> deliverables for the Information Model, Vocabulary, and Encodings."
> 
> **Suggested Comment**
> 
> The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group has reviewed
> the POE's Use Cases and Requirements document at:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/TR/poe-ucr/
> 
> 
> We were unable to find  the following accessibility use case in this document and request it be added to this document and appropriately addressed in all resulting normative specifications.
> 
> Historically, similar schemes have been used to deny content access to
> assistive technology users, e.g. Microsoft Reader, Adobe PDF (which to
> this day includes a checkbox for denying AT access).
> 
> POE  should clearly state its intention to include alternate access
> technologies among it's licensed uses, and require implementing
> technologies to insure they will not be blocked, neither intentionally
> nor incidentally.
> 
> *       ACTION TO TAKE
> 
> This CfC is now open for objection, comment, as well as statements of
> support via email. Silence will be interpreted as support, though
> messages of support are certainly welcome.
> 
> If you object to this proposed action, or have comments concerning this
> proposal, please respond by replying on list to this message no later
> than 23:59 (Midnight) Boston Time, Sunday 17 February.
> 
> NOTE: This Call for Consensus is being conducted in accordance with the
> APA Decision Policy published at:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/decision-policy
> 
> Reference: APA Action-2185
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/track/actions/2185
> 
> 
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Janina Sajka
> 
> Linux Foundation Fellow
> Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org
> 
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
> 
> 
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