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Call for Consensus (CfC): APA Comment on css-multicol-1

From: Janina Sajka (janina@rednote.net) <(janina@rednote.net)>
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 12:33:35 -0400
To: Accessible Platform Architectures Administration <public-apa-admin@w3.org>
Message-ID: <YIwxXyXI7a5Llxv/@rednote.net>

This is a Call for Consensus (CfC) to the Accessible Platform
Architectures (APA) Working Group testing whether we have group
consensus on comments and an Accessibility Considerations section
request to the CSS Working Group regarding their css-multicol-1
specification as follows:

<beginning of suggested comment>

   Per [request for a11y-review](https://github.com/w3c/a11y-request/issues/2) of the [Multi-column Layout Module Level 1](https://www.w3.org/TR/css-multicol-1/#the-multi-column-model):

 APA agrees with the concerns Rachel brought forth and has nothing more to add to those concerns.

   However, APA does request an Accessibility Considerations section be added, which acknowledges potential issues and references WCAG. Statement could read:

   "Setting container height and line length can pose challenges for people with visual or cognitive disabilities. See [WCAG Success Criterion 1.4.10 Reflow](https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/Understanding/reflow.html) and
   [WCAG 1.4.8 Visual Presentation]( https://www.w3.org/WAI/WCAG21/quickref/#visual-presentation) to understand user needs."

   At the end of Section 2 of the spec, a note is already present about accessibility issues occurring if the column's height exceeds the viewport height. Adding a page anchor at this point to lead down to the new
   Accessibility Concerns section would likely be helpful to folks exploring the spec. It could read:

   "See Accessibility Concerns for additional details."

   Also, please add the label `a11y-needs-resolution` to this issue.

   <end suggested comment>

***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 5 May.

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


Janina and Becky


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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