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RE: How much room do we have in "describing how to apply" [was Re: examples of sets of documents]

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bailey@Access-Board.gov>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:07:47 +0000
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Once again, I find myself wanting to echo David's sentiments.  This taskforce has been doing a great job and has already validated the core approach of using WCAG to assess the accessibility of non-web ICT.  It would be a shame to give up without polishing off the work.  I would encourage anyone who is feeling the last bits are too hard to take a look at the Project Plan or the Quick View:

Depending how you want to count, we have already agreed that between 33 and 35 of 38 the SC "applies directly as written, and as described in INTENT from Understanding WCAG 2.0" as is, with just short notes, or with simple one or two word substitutions.  Personally, I think that this is terrific!  As Peter observed earlier today, there is no constraint in our charter that we are not to do more than single word or phrase replacements in our "describing how to apply" work.  We have gotten this far, with minimal caveats, despite imposing such a limitation upon ourselves!

From: David MacDonald [mailto:david100@sympatico.ca]
Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2012 12:14 PM
To: 'Peter Korn'
Cc: 'Gregg Vanderheiden'; 'Hoffman, Allen'; 'Loďc Martínez Normand'; 'Gregg Vanderheiden'; public-wcag2ict-tf@w3.org
Subject: RE: How much room do we have in "describing how to apply" [was Re: examples of sets of documents]

> And... given how long we've been working on these and not reaching consensus, I think that time may be soon.

Perhaps I've been around committees too long, but, I actually think we've been moving at a whirlwind pace compared to every other committee I've been on over the last 12 years, and even while being hampered by being a summer initiative, vacations, etc...

It has been just the last couple of weeks that we've had to deal with the cans we kicked down the road...

Just like everyone on the committee, I have lots of paid work that I'd like to get to, some of which I've turned down to do this... but I think this is way too important to give up so easily...

David MacDonald
Received on Thursday, 13 September 2012 19:08:24 UTC

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