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Re: Accessibility Task Force

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 2009 13:33:49 -0400
To: "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI Protocols & Formats <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>
Cc: Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, Paul Cotton <Paul.Cotton@microsoft.com>, "Michael(tm) Smith (mike@w3.org)" <mike@w3.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20090923173349.GD2757@sonata.rednote.net>
The PFWG unanimously approved the HTML Accessibility Task Force Work
Statement, as amended:
http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/html-task-force

during its regular weekly teleconference, Wednesday, 23 September 2009:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Member/w3c-wai-pf/2009JulSep/0303.html

Janina

Janina Sajka writes:
> The edited draft Work Statement for a joint HTML Accessibility Task
> Force is at:
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/html-task-force.html
> 
> PF will move on this draft during it's teleconference today.
> 
> I believe this draft also covers the additional points in:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Sep/0904.html
> 
> Janina
> 
> Janina Sajka writes:
> > Philippe Le Hegaret writes:
> > > On Thu, 2009-09-10 at 12:11 -0400, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> > > > As such, the easiest solution to resolve the Patent Policy question is
> > > > indeed to create the task force within the HTML Working Group and gets
> > > > the WAI PF folks who wants to participate in the TF to join the HTML WG.
> > > 
> > > One clarification I should make on this statement. From a patent policy
> > > point of view, the TF would be created under the HTML WG umbrella. But
> > > it would still be a joint task between HTML and PF, jointly managed by
> > > both Groups and responsible to both Groups as well. In order to have a
> > > good communication between the two groups, we still need to have a joint
> > > task force.
> > > 
> > I believe this clarification addresses the concerns PF members have
> > expressed. I believe we can move forward on this basis. Let me summarize
> > my understanding--a.) and b.) below.
> > 
> > I do see the remote possibility of one additional wrinkle--given as c.) below:
> > 
> > 	a.)	The TF will be a joint TF of the HTML and PF WGs,
> > jointly managed, and responsible to both WGs.
> > 
> > 	b.)	Anyone from HTML or PF may join the TF, but all TF
> > participants will be required to agree formally to the HTML WG's patent
> > policy. In effect, this means "join the HTML WG."
> > 
> > 	c.)	Any work the TF may perform to accomodate WAI-ARIA
> > within HTML 5 is covered by b.) above. However, should it appear at any
> > point that the work of the TF may directly impact the design of
> > WAI-ARIA, then all participants of this Joint TF will also be required
> > to sign onto PF's patent policy.  This is stated only as a contingency,
> > and is not expected to occur.
> > 
> > Will this work?
> > 
> > Please note that PF has not been meeting this week as many of our
> > members are participating in a conference in London.
> > 
> > If the above is correct and acceptable, I will take on the task of
> > editing the Draft TF Work Statement to reflect this understanding and to
> > incorporate the 8 points promolgated by the HTML Co-Chairs. I expect a
> > new draft would be available early next week, in time for approval by PF
> > (Wednesday) and HTML (Thursday).
> > 
> > Janina
> > 
> > Janina
> > 
> > 
> > > Philippe
> > 
> > -- 
> > 
> > Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.202.595.7777;
> > 		sip:janina@CapitalAccessibility.Com
> > Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC	http://CapitalAccessibility.Com
> > 
> > Marketing the Owasys 22C talking screenless cell phone in the U.S. and Canada
> > Learn more at http://ScreenlessPhone.Com
> > 
> > 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)
> 
> -- 
> 
> Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.202.595.7777;
> 		sip:janina@CapitalAccessibility.Com
> Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC	http://CapitalAccessibility.Com
> 
> Marketing the Owasys 22C talking screenless cell phone in the U.S. and Canada
> Learn more at http://ScreenlessPhone.Com
> 
> 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)

-- 

Janina Sajka,	Phone:	+1.202.595.7777;
		sip:janina@CapitalAccessibility.Com
Partner, Capital Accessibility LLC	http://CapitalAccessibility.Com

Marketing the Owasys 22C talking screenless cell phone in the U.S. and Canada
Learn more at http://ScreenlessPhone.Com

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)
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