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RE: Web Platform charter under development

From: Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:25:46 -0400
To: <tink@tink.uk>, "'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>
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This is not my area but I think Rich is spot on here.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Léonie Watson [mailto:tink@tink.uk] 
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2016 5:42 AM
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>
Subject: Re: Web Platform charter under development

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.

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

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