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RE: 48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Accessibility Checklist

From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Feb 2017 11:22:44 -0500
To: "'Judy Brewer'" <jbrewer@w3.org>, "'Janina Sajka'" <janina@rednote.net>, <public-apa-admin@w3.org>
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These look like good suggestions Judy….

 

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From: Judy Brewer [mailto:jbrewer@w3.org] 
Sent: Thursday, February 9, 2017 12:21 AM
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>; public-apa-admin@w3.org
Subject: Re: 48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Accessibility Checklist

 

And to add a word of support, it's very good to see this checklist progressing, and my thanks to Michael and the WG for getting it to this stage. 

My reason for making the suggestions below are in part so that when the checklist first goes for wider review, the relevance for spec developers might be clearer from the get-go.

My guess is that the more strictly web content issues may not be as frequently encountered in specs, nor as compelling as some of the interop and API issues.

One further thought, with regard to the Intro:  I suggest that the Intro include at least a short paragraph along the lines of a "how to use this checklist," that would provide a minimum of orientation for spec developers unfamiliar with this tool and/or completely unfamiliar with accessibility. Thoughts about what to include in that (I think that these could be added with very brief text, keeping a pretty terse Intro) : 1) add a link to the "Web for All" part of W3C's mission; 2) link to one or two basic intro pieces on web accessibility, maybe including the user scenario section of "How People with Disabilties Use the Web"; 3) point out that the more detailed WTAG Editor's draft http://w3c.github.io/pfwg/wtag/wtag.html has more background for issues that earn a check-mark, and if possible, link from the checklist items to the relevant background in the WTAG document; 4) make it clearer that the checklist is to facilitate WGs' early planning on how to meet accessibility needs, but not to substitute for an accessibility review by APA WG; 5) put out the welcome mat by encouraging WGs to contact APA WG for any questions at any time (if that's a realistic offer) and especially to be sure to reach out to APA "X" # of weeks in advance of a spec's hitting CR (unless that latter part is now sufficiently systematized that you don't need a reminder on the "reach out" step).

Thanks! 

- Judy

On 2/8/2017 11:59 PM, Judy Brewer wrote:
> Hi Janina,

> 

> A quick note on review of this, hopefully just under the wire:

> 

> - I recommend updating the the intro section to remove PFWG

> references and provide more context about purpose

> 

> - Also re-ordering sections of the checklist to move the web content

> portions further down the list, and start with items relating more to

> typical issues that APA comments on in horizontal charter reviews,

> especially interoperability and API issues

> 

> - Also populating those latter categories a bit more.

> 

> Thanks,

> 

> - Judy

> 

> 

> On 2/7/2017 7:30 AM, Janina Sajka wrote:

>> +1

>> 

>> Janina Sajka writes:

>>> Colleagues:

>>> 

>>> This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the Accessible Platform 

>>> Architectures (APA) Working Group on obtaining wider W3C review

>>> comments to our draft Accessibility Checklist:

>>> 

>>> 

>>> http://w3c.github.io/pfwg/wtag/checklist.html

>>> 

>>> *    ACTION TO TAKE

>>> 

>>> This CfC is now open for objection, comment, as well as

>>> statements of support via email. Silence will be interpreted as

>>> support, though messages of support are certainly welcome.

>>> 

>>> If you object to this proposed action, or have comments

>>> concerning this proposal, please respond by replying on list to

>>> this message no later than 23:59 (Midnight) Boston Time,

>>> Wednesday 8 February.

>>> 

>>> Janina

>>> 

>>> --

>>> 

>>> Janina Sajka,    Phone:    +1.443.300.2200 

>>> sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net <mailto:sip:janina@asterisk.rednote.net>  Email:    janina@rednote.net <mailto:janina@rednote.net> 

>>> 

>>> Linux Foundation Fellow Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:

>>> http://a11y.org

>>> 

>>> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative

>>> (WAI) Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures

>>> http://www.w3.org/wai/apa

>>> 

> 
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