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HTML-A11Y Task Force Consensus RE ARIA-DescribedAT and Longdesc

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2012 11:20:33 -0400
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <20120403152033.GA4582@sonata.rednote.net>
Colleagues:

The HTML-A11Y Task Force has reached consensus (with objections) on the
following resolution:

RESOLUTION: The HTML-A11Y Task Force confirms that ARIA-DescribedAT will
not be ready for HTML 5 in HTML 5's currently published timeframe, and
therefore reaffirms its support of Laura's authored CP to reinstate
longdesc (Issue-30).

Objections received can be found at:

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Mar/0422.html

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Mar/0425.html

http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-a11y/2012Apr/0006.html

Aside from the fact that these three objections address different
concerns, it is clear that a significant majority of the Task Force
understands that ARIA-DescribedAT will not be available to HTML 5, and
that the Task Force consensus continues to support reinstating longdesc,
fully conforming, in HTML 5 (Issue-30).

Janina Sajka
Html-A11Y Task Force Co-Facilitator



Janina Sajka writes:
> Colleagues:
> 
> On 29 March last the HTML-A11Y Task Force teleconference meeting
> reached consensus as follows:
> 
> RESOLUTION: The HTML-A11Y Task Force confirms that ARIA-DescribedAT will
> not be ready for HTML 5 in HTML 5's currently published timeframe, and
> therefore reaffirms its support of Laura's authored CP to reinstate
> longdesc (Issue-30).
> 
> The TF resolution, together with minutes of the discussion leading up to
> it, is logged at:
> http://www.w3.org/2012/03/29-html-a11y-minutes.html#item03
> 
> As usual, if there is objection to this consensus position, please
> respond by replying to this message no later than close of business,
> Boston Time, on Monday 2 April.
> 
> -- 
> 
> 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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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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