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

From: John Foliot <john.foliot@deque.com>
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 10:54:44 -0600
Message-ID: <CAKdCpxzz_g_VSvD8BaOjnRgaZgwHGOruzwABNY5wySpUc4=rbA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Cc: Accessible Platform Architectures Administration <public-apa-admin@w3.org>


On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 8:32 PM Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:

> Colleagues:
> 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
> **Background**
> 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:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/poe-ucr/
> 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.
> *       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, Sunday 17 February.
> NOTE: This Call for Consensus is being conducted in accordance with the
> APA Decision Policy published at:
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/decision-policy
> Reference: APA Action-2185
> https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/track/actions/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

*​John Foliot* | Principal Accessibility Strategist | W3C AC Representative
Deque Systems - Accessibility for Good
Received on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 16:55:36 UTC

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