RE: 48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Web Payments Accessibility CG


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Katie Haritos-Shea 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Janina Sajka [] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 1:23 PM
To: Accessible Platform Architectures Administration <>
Subject: 48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Web Payments Accessibility CG


This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group on a proposal to create the Web Payments Accessibility Community Group.


We have committed to provide all necessary use cases and requirements, as well as specification and document review of W3C's Web Payments

To date this activity has been conducted by an informal APA Subteam which has met from time to time, has reviewed and provided us comments on several Web Payments specifications, and has begun a note track document laying out use cases and requirements regarding web payments accessibility in a document entitled the "Payments Accessibility User Requirements (PAUR)."

This Call for Consensus (CfC) proposes that APA establish a W3C Community Group to work on these issues in order to expand participation in this effort beyond existing W3C membership. In particular we are aware of several nonmembers willing and interested in participating in this work effort.


group name:    Web Payments Accessibility Community Group
short name:    payments-a11y


<p>The mission of the Web Payments Accessibility Community Group (Payments A11Y CG) is to provide an ongoing forum for the evaluation and articulation of comprehensive support for accessibility to people with disabilities in W3C web payments-related specifications and technical documents. These specifications are generally developed by the <a href="">Web Payments Working Group</a>.</p>

<p>The Payments A11Y CG will track developments in, and work collaboratively with the various groups in W3C's <a href="">Web Payments Activity</a>, and most particularly with the <a href="">Web
Payments Interest Group</a></p>

<p>The Payments A11Y CG will develop and document use cases and requirements to support accessibility in web payments across all known scenarios that encompass the widely varying technologies and human abilities utilized by persons living with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities to be submitted to the <a href="">Accessible Platform Architectures
(APA) Working Group</a> for consideration as a potential W3C Note, "Payments Accessibility User Requirements (PAUR)."</p>

<p>The Payments A11Y CG shall additionally advise APA on payments-related specifications and technical documents being developed by W3C groups to assist APA in its chartered horizontal review responsibility.</p>


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, Sunday 19 March.



Janina Sajka, Phone: +1.443.300.2200

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures

Received on Tuesday, 14 March 2017 17:59:55 UTC