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HEADS UP--For Thursday's TF Agenda

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:13:25 -0500
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20100127001325.GE5619@sonata.rednote.net>
The attached email proposal from Michael Cooper will be on our agenda at our
upcoming teleconference on Thursday, 28 September.

Please come prepared to approve this proposal, or to make alternative

Please note, if there are bugs Michael has proposed we defer that you
believe should NOT be deferred, please be prepared with the relevant bug

Also, if you, or someone you know, wishes to take on one of these bugs,
especially one that is proposed for deferral, please be prepared to
identify it and your commitment to it.

Additional bug analysis which contributes to Michael's proposal can be
found at:


Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200

Chair, Open Accessibility	janina@a11y.org	
Linux Foundation		http://a11y.org

Chair, Protocols & Formats
Web Accessibility Initiative	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

attached mail follows:

Going through the bugs the task force should take on
I was able to put nearly all of them into a category. I think it will be
most useful for us to look at them by category, address general issues
for that category, and then address the specific filed bugs for that
category. Here are the categories I arrived at:

    * text alternatives - mechanisms to define text alternatives images
      and other types of objects
    * summary - table summary
    * media - direct accessibility of included media (audio, video, etc)
    * canvas - direct accessibility of canvas
    * aria - aria integration or harmonization issues
    * drag and drop - accessibility of drag and drop
    * display - display rules and quirks for features
    * focus - management and reaction to keyboard focus
    * labels - how to label elements (distinct from text alternatives)
    * semantics - full set of required semantics don't appear to be defined

Looked at this way, there are only 10 major topics (at present) for the
task force to consider. As we close on a given topic, we should be able
to close on a number of bugs all at once.

This is just a proposal to help give something to react to and serve as
a springboard for organizing the task force work.


Michael Cooper
Web Accessibility Specialist
World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
E-mail cooper@w3.org <mailto:cooper@w3.org>
Information Page <http://www.w3.org/People/cooper/>
Received on Wednesday, 27 January 2010 00:13:53 UTC

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