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Request to Reconsider ISSUE-30 Decision

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 20:02:55 -0400
To: 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>
Cc: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, Philippe Le Hegaret <plh@w3.org>, Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Message-ID: <20110517000255.GH9866@sonata.rednote.net>
The HTML-A11Y Task Force supports the change proposal for longdesc 
prepared and stabilized by Laura Carlson at:
http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc

Also, please see our "Call for Consensus" email at:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2011May/0360.html
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2011May/0361.html

The Task Force believes that this change proposal properly addresses 
critical accessibility requirements for longer length descriptions of 
graphics, while also addressing objections previously raised against 
longdesc. We request that this change proposal serve as the basis for 
reconsideration of the ISSUE-30 decision in the HTML-WG. The Task 
Force notes its support of this proposal in the following resolutions 
logged at:
http://www.w3.org/2011/05/16-text-minutes.html

RESOLUTION:
	The Task Force supports the Issue 30 Change Proposal at:
	http://www.w3.org/html/wg/wiki/ChangeProposals/InstateLongdesc

Because the Task Force also strongly believes it critical that 
longdesc support be included with any last call HTML publication, it 
has further reached consensus on the following:

RESOLUTION:
	The Task Force supports a Formal Objection escalation should it 
appear that HTML last call is to be published without the longdesc as 
in our supported proposal

Regards,

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

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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