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Re: Web Platform charter under development

From: Léonie Watson <tink@tink.uk>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:42:06 +0100
To: Rich Schwerdtfeger <richschwer@gmail.com>
Cc: Mike Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group <public-apa@w3.org>, ARIA <public-aria@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f602fc06-3920-2e3c-dc93-56cb7481751f@tink.uk>
On 11/08/2016 20:10, Rich Schwerdtfeger wrote:
> After further thought on this I don’t think it is a good idea to only
> deal with this in the ARIA Working Group.
>
> My reason is that it is very easy for a platform to push the work of
> accessibility off to an accessibility group. Then it becomes out of
> sight and out of mind. I am not saying that this is something you would
> do Leonie but I think that the hands off approach is not a good one. We
> can’t also assume that Steve and Jason will commit to doing the great
> work they are doing forever. Others in the group will need to step up.

That's a good point Rich. Pulling a11y into the mainstream is a good 
thing to do.

>
> There is also a precedence problem. We just managed to get the CSS
> working group to work with us on interoperability based on the latest
> Task Force work statement. I don’t want to set things back by having
> another working group set a conflicting path by delegate ownership
> completely to an accessibility working group.

I've filed an issue against the charter [1]. If further comments could 
be added there, that would be good.

Thanks.
Léonie.
[1] https://github.com/w3c/charter-html/issues/133

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