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Re: Request to Strengthen the HTML5 Accessibility Design Principle

From: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2009 07:07:07 +0000 (UTC)
To: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Cc: HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>, Catherine Roy <ecrire@catherine-roy.net>, Gez Lemon <gez.lemon@gmail.com>, Leif Halvard Silli <lhs@malform.no>, Philip TAYLOR <p.taylor@rhul.ac.uk>, Robert J Burns <rob@robburns.com>, Roger Johansson <roger@456bereastreet.com>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>
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On Wed, 24 Jun 2009, Laura Carlson wrote:
> 
> What has been missing in principle and in practice in that specific 
> portion of the proposal is *collaborating with WAI groups* to reach 
> *mutually agreeable* accessibility solutions. Lack of collaboration has 
> impeded mutually agreeable issue resolution. [...]
> 
> The HTML and WAI working groups should be collaborating, reaching 
> higher, and seeking/finding ways of advancing accessibility 
> solutions…not merely trying to maintain the status quo and trying to 
> prevent regression due to removal of features without functional 
> replacements.

Do you have any concrete proposals for ways in which we could do this?

Is this the kind of collaboration you had in mind?:

   http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Jun/0173.html

I haven't yet replied to the replies to that, would doing so help? Is 
that what you mean by collaboration?

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