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Task Force Decision on CfC; Publish "Techniques for providing useful text alternatives"

From: <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:31:00 -0400
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Cc: Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Message-ID: <20150421083100.GM17185@opera.rednote.net>
Several messages in support, and none objecting to the below CfC have
been received. Therefore this proposed publication is adopted as an
HTML-A11Y Task Force consensus. The HTML-WG and PF-WG are now requested
to conduct their individual calls for consensus on this question.

All responses to the below CfC can be retrieved in the HTML-A11Y archive
beginning at:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2015Apr/0022.html

Janina Sajka, for the Task Force Co-Facilitators

Janina Sajka writes:
> Colleagues:
> 
> This time with the correct pointer. Sorry, everyone; and thanks, John!
> 
> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the HTML-A11Y Task Force to
> publish the revised "Techniques for providing useful text alternatives"
> as a W3C note.
> 
> The candidate document is available at:
> 
> http://www.w3.org/2015/03/alt-draft.html
> 
> As discussed over several recent Task Force teleconferences, this CfC
> would effectively publish only a stub document inasmuch as the content
> formerly provided by this document has been subsumed by the HTML 5.0
> specification itself.
> 
> ACTION TO TAKE
> 
> According to agreed Procedures, 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 on Thursday 16 April..
> 
> Janina Sajka, For the Task Force Co-Facilitators
> 
> 
> -- 
> 
> Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
> 			sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
> 		Email:	janina@rednote.net
> 
> Linux Foundation Fellow
> Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org
> 
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Chair,	Protocols & Formats	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
> 	Indie UI			http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/
> 
> -- 
> 
> Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
> 			sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
> 		Email:	janina@rednote.net
> 
> Linux Foundation Fellow
> Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org
> 
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Chair,	Protocols & Formats	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
> 	Indie UI			http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/
> 

> Colleagues:
> 
> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to confirm the sufficiency and
> accuracy of guidance on the alternative text attribute for images as
> provided by the following two related HTML-WG documents. It is also a
> Call for Consensus regarding proposed next steps for each of these
> documents.
> 
> You will recall the relationship between these documents is that the
> first was initially created to elaborate criticisms against the
> sufficiency of alt guidance in the second. In other words, initially
> guidance in these two documents was different, and the two did not agree
> one with the other.
> 
> We believe that over the past few years these differences have been
> successfully resolved. This CfC tests this assertion. For the record we
> are requesting the HTML-A11Y Task Force confirm this understanding,
> or point out specific remaining insufficiencies.
> 
> 1.)	HTML5: Techniques for providing useful text alternatives
> 	http://rawgit.com/w3c/alt-techniques/master/index.html
> 
> This document was initially created to help remedy insufficiencies in
> early drafts of the HTML 5.0 specification. Over the past few years,
> guidance originally present in this document has been migrated to the
> HTML specification itself and removed from this document. However, it is
> believed that the remaining content in this document still provides
> valuable guidance to HTML authors.
> 
> Recent edits to this document can be seen in the W3C Bugzilla bugs shown
> at the following URI:
> 
> http://tinyurl.com/kjvj3bb
> 
> A permanent, though very long URI for these bugs is:
> 
> https://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/buglist.cgi?bug_status=UNCONFIRMED&bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=VERIFIED&bug_status=CLOSED&component=CR%20alt%20techniques%20%28editor%3A%20Steven%20Faulkner%29&list_id=37965&product=HTML%20WG&query_format=advanced
> 
> QUESTION 1:	Does the Task Force
> 		a.)	Accept these identified changes to this document
> 		b.) Recommend that work on this document be terminated; and
> 		c.) Support publication of this document by the HTML-WG
> 		    as a W3C Note.
> 
> 2.)	HTML 5.0 Sec. 4.7.1.1 Requirements for providing text to act as
> 	an alternative for images
> 	http://www.w3.org/html/wg/drafts/html/master/embedded-content.html#alt
> 
> As noted above there have been significant edits to this section of the
> HTML 5.0 specification in order that this specification might best
> reflect current consensus guidance regarding alt. These changes are
> documented by the following W3C Bugzilla bugs:
> 
> {Insert Bug List Here}
> 
> QUESTION 2:	Does the Task Force:
> 		a.)	Accept these identified changes to this specification;
> 		b.) Recommend that work on this specification be terminated; and
> 		c.) Support publication of this section of this
> 		    specification  by the HTML-WG as part of W3C HTML 5.0.
> 
> ACTION TO TAKE
> 
> According to agreed HTML-A11Y Task Force Consensus Procedures [1], 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 have objections to any part of the above two questions, or any
> comments concerning the proposed next steps for either of the above
> documents, please respond by replying on list to this message no later
> than midnight Boston Time, Wednesday 4 June.
> 
> Janina on behalf of the Task Force Facilitators
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/consensus-procedures
> 
> -- 
> 
> Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
> 			sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
> 		Email:	janina@rednote.net
> 
> Linux Foundation Fellow
> Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org
> 
> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
> Chair,	Protocols & Formats	http://www.w3.org/wai/pf
> 	Indie UI			http://www.w3.org/WAI/IndieUI/
> 


-- 

Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.443.300.2200
			sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net
		Email:	janina@rednote.net

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

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