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Re: Please review: Draft of updated WCAG WG charter

From: Tim Boland <frederick.boland@nist.gov>
Date: Wed, 03 May 2006 15:34:57 -0400
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I'm concerned that the updated charter may not prescribe in enough detail 
exactly how the "testability" of WCAG2.0 may be sufficiently demonstrated 
(as evidenced by widespread implementation support of the WCAG2.0 SCs) in 
order to exit CR stage..   What level (or kind) of specific documentation 
is planned to support WCAG2.0 in an attempt to move to PR?   What specific 
goals/work plans are defined to reach the "exit CR" stage?  According to 
the plan, movement from CR to PR will occur in just three months (from Q3 
to Q4) - or am I missing something (if I am I apologize)?   Are WCAG2.0 
testing concerns (including those mentioned in QA Test FAQ [1]) being 
adequately.sufficiently addressed in the revised charter in order for 
progression of the specification to occur?

Thanks and best wishes
Tim Boland NIST

[1]: http://www.w3.org/QA/WG/2005/01/test-faq

SIDE NOTE: 508 is being revised, so would coordination with that revision 
activity be appropriate in some fashion?

   At 11:33 AM 5/3/2006 -0700, you wrote:

>To synchronize our charter with changes in approach and shifts in 
>timeline, we need to recharter (for example, our previous charter [1] does 
>not list "Understanding WCAG 2.0" as a deliverable).  An updated charter 
>is available for review at [2] and will be discussed at this Thursday's 
>Note: the document currently uses the old wai-wg css and does not include 
>the new WAI site navigation.  I need to work with Shawn to figure out if 
>we'll be applying the WAI site navigation to the charter or if we'll use 
>the abbreviated navigation (as exists in the current charter).
>There are a variety of editorial changes throughout the document.  The 
>following highlighted differences are clarifications or reflect change in 
>Scope section
>1. Replaced "Develop a test suite for WCAG 2.0 in coordination with other 
>WAI Working Groups" with "Describe test procedures for WCAG 2.0 techniques"
>2. Added, "Develop supporting resources, as needed"
>Was - from 1 January 2005 through 31 December 2006
>Now - from 1 June 2006 through 31 December 2007, when the current 
>authorization for the WAI Technical Activity ends.
>1. Added a separate item and description for, "Understanding WCAG 2.0"
>2. Changed the description of "Techniques for WCAG 2.0" to reflect change 
>in approach and provide some wiggle room.
>3. Added a seprate item and description for, "Supporting resources"
>4. Removed, "Technology-specific checklists "
>5. Removed "WCAG 2.0 test suite " as an individual item, added "Each 
>technique will include a test procedure. " to description of Techniques 
>for WCAG 2.0
>Entire section updated to reflect publication date of Last Call Working 
>Draft and shift in timeline.
>[1] <http://www.w3.org/2004/04/wcag-charter>
>[2] <http://www.w3.org/2006/05/wcag-charter.html>
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