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48-Hour Call for Consensus (CfC): Distributed Trace Comment Request

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 04:34:40 -0500
To: Accessible Platform Architectures Administration <public-apa-admin@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20190110093440.GC13009@rednote.net>

This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the Accessible Platform
Architectures (APA) Working Group on a proposed APA comment and question
to the Distributed Tracing Working Group as follows:

**Suggested Comment**

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group has reviewed
the First Public Working Draft of the Distributed Tracing specification:


Our review raised a concern: We want to confirm with you that a user
will not be fingerprinted as a person with some disability as a
consequence of that person using an assistive technology. Our concern is
based on the fact that certain assistive technologies use accessibility
APIs to provide access to the web applications, such as the accessible
name and/or current value of a widget. Can you please help us understand
how this user's privacy would be protected in this situation?

Thank you for your response.

Reference: APA Action-2183


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, Tuesday 15 January.

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


Thanks to Joanmarie Diggs for help in crafting this comment and


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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