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RE: General Response to the Accessibility Task force on Issues 90, 91, 93, 96, 97

From: John Foliot <jfoliot@stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 11:14:49 -0700 (PDT)
To: "'Laura Carlson'" <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: "'Denis Boudreau'" <dboudreau@webconforme.com>, "'Janina Sajka'" <janina@rednote.net>, "'Michael\(tm\) Smith'" <mike@w3.org>, "'HTML Accessibility Task Force'" <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "'Shelley Powers'" <shelley.just@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <05d101cae247$b0494e30$10dbea90$@edu>
Laura Carlson wrote:
>
> Thanks to John, Denis, and Gregory for providing more information. It
> is a start to filling in the jigsaw puzzle.
>
> John asked:
>
> > Perhaps you Laura would be interested in taking on this additional
> work?
>
> Sorry, my plate is full. I thought that an action plan was in place as
> the resolution referred to a work item. I and some others questioned
> this on the survey. It was my fear that we would have such a work item
> with no one to actually work on it.

Hi Laura,

The question was not meant to be adversarial BTW, but simply to suggest that 
we have numerous items on our collective plate. The question of revisiting 
these elements has been recorded (so that the work item won't slip from 
view), but realistically we *DO* have larger fish to fry - any potential 
problems that these new elements might introduce have not been articulated 
to the point where they are deemed critical: Canvas, Video, even your 
excellent work on @alt are all significantly more pressing, and we are 
moving toward deadline dates as well (like it or not).

If you, or Shelley, or anyone else are significantly concerned that there 
might be holes in these new elements then they should step up to the plate 
and do something about addressing them - it is not the mandate of the Chairs 
of the Task Force to 'assign' work to anyone - this is after-all a volunteer 
organization.

JF
Received on Thursday, 22 April 2010 18:15:24 GMT

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