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48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): POE Use Cases and Requirements

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 21:31:55 -0500
To: Accessible Platform Architectures Administration <public-apa-admin@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20190212023155.GD1969@rednote.net>

This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the Accessible Platform
Architectures (APA) Working Group on a proposed APA comment to the
Permissions & Obligations Expression (POE) Working Group, concerning
their now stable Use Cases and Requirements document


The Abstract of this POE document states:

"This document includes a set of use cases and requirements, compiled by
the Permissions & Obligations Expression (POE) Working Group, that
motivate the expression of statements about digital content usage. All
use cases provide realistic examples describing how people and
organisations may (or want to be able to) specify statements about
digital content usage. The requirements derived from these use cases
will be used to guide the development of the POE WG recommendation
deliverables for the Information Model, Vocabulary, and Encodings."

**Suggested Comment**

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group has reviewed
the POE's Use Cases and Requirements document at:


We were unable to find  the following accessibility use case in this document and request it be added to this document and appropriately addressed in all resulting normative specifications.

Historically, similar schemes have been used to deny content access to
assistive technology users, e.g. Microsoft Reader, Adobe PDF (which to
this day includes a checkbox for denying AT access).

POE  should clearly state its intention to include alternate access
technologies among it's licensed uses, and require implementing
technologies to insure they will not be blocked, neither intentionally
nor incidentally.

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 17 February.

NOTE: This Call for Consensus is being conducted in accordance with the
APA Decision Policy published at:


Reference: APA Action-2185


Janina Sajka

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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