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Re: Joint task force on ARIA user agent implementation

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 18 Feb 2009 10:28:27 -0600
To: Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-Id: <1234974507.11412.1161.camel@pav.lan>
After discussion with the co-chairs, the way this is now
reflected in the tracker is:

      * ACTION-107 on Cynthia Shelly: recruit ARIA joint-TF members -
        due 2008-02-19 - open
     http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/actions/107

It's connected to a technical issue, ISSUE-35 (aria-processing),
and the process issue (ISSUE-68) is closed as a dup.

Cynthia, the 2008-02-19 due date is arbitrary; it puts
this issue high on the agenda
(http://www.w3.org/html/wg/tracker/agenda ), presuming
that you want to update us on progress so far in the
teleconference tomorrow.

If you'd rather not talk about it this week, feel free
to change the action due date. (just follow the
"edit this action" link).

On Mon, 2009-02-09 at 11:56 -0500, Michael Cooper wrote:
> The Protocols and Formats WG is setting up a task force to work on
> ARIA implementation, which is primarily but not exclusively about how
> user agents should map ARIA features to Accessibility APIs. We want
> this task force to be a joint task force with the HTML WG. This is
> because of the overlaps in the work and because some people in both
> Working Groups are already working to some extent on this. HTML needs
> information about accessibility API mapping, and ARIA and HTML should
> be "compatible" in how they do that. We had some discussion of the
> overlap in a breakout session of the HTML WG during TPAC last year:
> http://www.w3.org/2008/10/24-role-minutes. 
> 
> A work statement is available at
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/aria-ua-task-force. We discussed this a bit
> on last Thursday's HTML call
> (http://www.w3.org/2009/02/05-html-wg-minutes), as we want the HTML WG
> to approve that there would be a joint task force and get some of the
> members involved. There was some concern about time commitment and
> we've revised the participation expectation to 6 to 8 hours per month,
> or one or two hours per week on average. Also we expect that for most
> people this won't be new work, but will be a mechanism to coordinate
> existing work. We think the task force is likely to be operational for
> a few months. 
> 
> Cynthia Shelly, who is a member of both the HTML WG and the Protocols
> and Formats WG, will be the initial facilitator of the task force,
> once it is approved. She will work on organizing the deliverables and
> asking people to participate. If you are interested to participate
> yourself, please reply to this message, on or off list.
> 
> Michael
> -- 
> 
> 
> Michael Cooper
> Web Accessibility Specialist
> World Wide Web Consortium, Web Accessibility Initiative
> E-mail cooper@w3.org
> Information Page
> 
> 
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