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APA Comments on Web Payments FPWDs

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:22:39 -0400
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Cc: public-apa@w3.org, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Adrian Hope-Bailie <adrian@ripple.com>, "Telford-Reed, Nick" <Nick.Telford-Reed@worldpay.com>, "Michael [tm] Smith" <mike@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20160825032239.GB2116@opera.rednote.net>
Dear Ian and Web Payments WG:

APA has concluded our review of the three Web Payments specification
FPWDs as requested in your email below. Our apologies for taking
somewhat longer than we had anticipated to reach our consensus on these

Our consensus decision on this comment is logged at:


APA Comment

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group has found no
specific problem in these three API specifications themselves. However,
we do request addition of the following section to each specification:

Accessibility Impact Statement

This specification has no defined user interface. In addition, there are
no specific accessibility requirements on implementations. However, to
the extent that an implementation provides user interactions in support
of this specification, the implementation must ensure that the interface
for those interactions is exposed to the platform accessibility API.
Moreover, implementors should take into consideration the needs of their
users with varying abilities when designing solutions that implement
this specification. As an example, the use of biometric authentication
techniques should provide for enough variation to allow for people with
widely differing physical abilities. See the W3C Accessibility
Guidelines documents for more information.


Ian Jacobs writes:
> Janina,
> Today we announced FPWDs of the Web Payments Working Group:
>    First Public Working Draft of Payment Request API Specifications
>    https://www.w3.org/blog/news/archives/5371
> On behalf of the Web Payments Working Group, and per our charter [1]),
> I’d like to ask for WAI APA WG review of these early drafts:
>  * Payment Request API
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/payment-request/
>    This specification describes a web API to allow merchants (i.e., web
>    sites selling physical or digital goods) to easily accept payments
>    from different payment methods with minimal integration. User
>    agents (e.g. browsers) will facilitate the payment flow between
>    merchant and user.
>  * Payment Method Identifiers
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/payment-method-id/
>    This document defines payment method identifier strings so that
>    components in the payment ecosystem can determine which parties
>    support which payment methods.
>  * Basic Card Payment
>    http://www.w3.org/TR/payment-method-basic-card/
>    This specification describes the data formats used by the Payment
>    Request API to support payment by payment cards such as credit or
>    debit cards.
> We also announced a FAQ to go with the specs:
>  https://github.com/w3c/webpayments/wiki/PaymentRequestFAQ
> Thank you,
> Ian
> [1] https://www.w3.org/Payments/WG/charter-201510.html#coordination
> --
> Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>      http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
> Tel:                       +1 718 260 9447


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