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APA call minutes on 2019-03-20

From: Gottfried Zimmermann \(Lists\) <zimmermann@accesstechnologiesgroup.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 18:03:45 +0100
To: "'W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures'" <public-apa@w3.org>
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Best regards,
 Prof. Dr. Gottfried Zimmermann
 Access Technologies Group, Germany


      [1] http://www.w3.org/

                               - DRAFT -

     Accessible Platform Architectures Working Group Teleconference

20 Mar 2019


          janina, Joanmarie_Diggs, irfan, Matthew_Atkinson,
          Becka11y, MichaelC, irfan_ali, Gottfried, IanPouncey,





     * [2]Topics
         1. [3]Agenda Review & Announcements
         2. [4]Meeting schedule this month
         3. [5]CSUN Reports
         4. [6]Task Force Updates
         5. [7]Knowledge Domain CG https://www.w3.org/community/
         6. [8]Actions Checkin (Specs)
         7. [9]Building an APA Wishlist
         8. [10]Actions Checkin (Specs)
         9. [11]Building an APA Wishlist
     * [12]Summary of Action Items
     * [13]Summary of Resolutions

   <scribe> scribe: Gottfried

Agenda Review & Announcements

   Matthew: Update from Accessible games workshop
   ... In contact with Francois by email. Colleagues working on a
   funded project on accessible games. Will talk more next week.

   <MichaelC> [14]https://www.w3.org/2018/12/games-workshop/

     [14] https://www.w3.org/2018/12/games-workshop/

   Matthew: The workshop will be on June 27-28, in Redmond.

   <janina> [15]https://www.w3.org/2018/12/games-workshop/

     [15] https://www.w3.org/2018/12/games-workshop/

   Matthew is organizing accessibility-related materials for the

   Janina: Position paper could be personal, but could also be
   from APA (this is an invitation)
   ... If from APA, Matthew should post the paper draft on the APA
   mailing list ahead of submission.
   ... If requested, we can make up agenda time in APA calls for

Meeting schedule this month

   Janina: North America is currently on daylight time - Europe
   will catch up at the end of March. One more week in which the
   call is earlier for Europeans.
   ... We expect to meet every week as regular.

CSUN Reports

   Michael: Session by BBC and a company. Special font designed
   for BBC website.
   ... Requirements included accessibility, in particular for
   people with dyslexia.
   ... Interesting to learn about the relationship between font
   design and dyslexia.
   ... Font is mainstream, and will be distributed by BBC.

   Janina: Moving back in the direction of monospace fonts.

   Michael: Yes, wider letter-spacing than for other fonts.
   ... Also, curves in the letters are shaped differently.
   ... One session on best practices for captioning. What should
   be captioned, and how?
   ... Second session on a study done by BBC on the size for
   ... A certain size range was optimal. Found out by user

   Janina: Consistency in captioning is important too.

   <IanPouncey> For anyone interested in some background on the
   new BBC font:

     [16] https://www.bbc.co.uk/gel/articles/introducing-bbc-reith

   Janina: How was the new venue?

   Michael: Was about as functional as the old one.

Task Force Updates

   Janina: We should touch on our comments on recent CSS drafts.

   Ian: Transform module - last review brought up the idea of
   canceling a transform operation.
   ... I think that does not belong in the module itself -
   although i think it is worth considering.
   ... Should be a module in itself or a media feature.
   ... A way of reduced motion.
   ... Like an animated gif.

   Janina: Animation control has the potential to be more globally
   ... May be more useful for other things as well.

   Ian: There are different ways to create animation on the web.
   CSS is only one of them.
   ... Could be checked with JS before triggering animation.
   ... There may be support for this by browser settings.

   Gottfried: We need to have media queries that reflect personal
   preferences, not only media settings.

   Ian: Not necessarily, but browser manufacturers are now more
   interested in this. But there is not a standard method for this
   right now.

   <Matthew_Atkinson> I like the idea of more global control over
   animations. Here's a WebExtension/bookmarklet/script that may
   provide some interesting background: [17]https://togglific.io/

     [17] https://togglific.io/

   Ian: Difficult to get people talking about this. Will try

   Janina: Could you keep this kind of conversation going?

   Ian: The CSS an animiation specialist who could maybe help with

   Janina: Candidates for conversation: Animation control,
   video/audio play, blink rate.
   ... We need a more functional web. But we need acceptance for
   this in the browser community.

   Ian: I can see what we can do.

   Matthew: Interesting article: [18]https://togglific.io/. Covers
   a lot of types of animation.

     [18] https://togglific.io/.

   Ian: We want to be able to do this, but in a
   browser-configuration way.

   Janina: Also talking to the OS about its settings.

   Ian: Yes, high-contrast, motion or not settings.

   Janina: We had previously talked about this in the
   personalization tf. If you continue this conversation by email,
   please cc the personalization tf.

   <IanPouncey> [19]https://www.w3.org/TR/css-pseudo-4/

     [19] https://www.w3.org/TR/css-pseudo-4/

   Ian: Amy looked at the CSS pseudo 4 module.
   ... Has a suggestion to add an a11y paragraph.

   <IanPouncey> [20]https://www.w3.org/TR/css-color-4/

     [20] https://www.w3.org/TR/css-color-4/

   Ian: Now with a hint to the WCAG 2.1 criteria for use of color.

   Janina: Whenever a concept is evolving, Judy would be happy to
   distribute this to the wider W3C community.

   Ian: We first need to get started with this.

Knowledge Domain CG [21]https://www.w3.org/community/

     [21] https://www.w3.org/community/

   Janina: I have not done enough to move this forward recently.
   Working on my action item list.
   ... Interesting publishing approach was coming up from a
   Benetec diagram, how to handle STEM content presentations.
   ... Text book for testing things in Math: onscreen graphics in
   SVG, and MathML going into HTML details element.
   ... I suspect the chemistry approach might be the same.
   ... It might also work for other use cases.

Actions Checkin (Specs)

     [22] https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/track/products/8

   Janina: My actions have focused on a lot of comments on
   ... We got a raft of comments on security privacy review. We
   realized we also need internationalization.

   Michael: We might need to extend our timeline.

   Janina: Yes. We have a lot of comments. Took up all time of
   rqtf this morning.
   ... We got a reponse from the lead developer from Google
   ... We need to improve the text on biometrics. Should be
   ... Will probably take another round.

Building an APA Wishlist

Actions Checkin (Specs)

     [23] https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/track/products/8

   Janina: New publications?

   Michael: I think we are all set.

Building an APA Wishlist

   Janina: Various W3C wg charters state that they need an a11y
   ... Do we need a wishlist?
   ... The idea is for us to have a repository of features that we
   could plug in when conversing with wgs.
   ... Recent example: Because we had a history in Math, we were
   prepared to have a good conversation with others on MathML.
   ... This could also happen in other knowledge domains. We
   should have things prepared when we have an opportunity (which
   is not controlled by us)

   Michael: This came up on the security charter with Judy Brewer.
   She had the idea to have a spec on development.
   ... We often encounter a problem that we can plug in a
   technology. But it might be better to work with wgs on
   accessibility plugs that other wgs have.
   ... Good to have a set of features on repository that we can
   plug in.

   Gottfried: We are short on time. Hard to work on things that we
   don't know if they will be taken up. We should rather be quick
   in responding to requests.

   Janina: We worked hard on the MAUR on many years. We were
   highly successful on this - we got HTML markup for supporting
   captions and audio description.
   ... But some things are still missing: Best practice guidance
   on authoring, testing environments for testing user agents, how
   to put captions in effect for users.
   ... e.g. second screen, audio descriptions for a subset of
   listeners only.
   ... Had we written this up beforehand, we could have had more
   ... Another issue: encrypted media consumption and how a11y is
   supported here.
   ... So we can follow up on things that we have left out in the

   Gottfried: I support this.

   Janina: Paradigm around Math; could work for chemistry as well.
   ... Could this also be done with a biological cell module? -
   Might be too difficult because of nesting.
   ... Should we start collecting things? Yet another Wiki?

   Becky: Isn't that what the community group is supposed to be

   Janina: Yes. But not necessarily for the media access stuff.
   ... And maybe not for the module about media queries
   controlling animation.
   ... On the personalization tf there are relatively few people
   that have been thinking in this direction.

   Becky: We were more focused on substition on cognitive.

   Janina: Because we started with Lisa's doc and then added
   ... In IndieUI, we did talk about this.

   Gottfried: IndieUI was good on personalization, it is a pity we
   did not go further on this thread. Should add this topic to the
   wish list.

   Janina: Yes, we were talking about personalization in the
   future in the IndieUI wg. We talked with CSS wg and they
   offered to include that in media queries.
   ... But then we lost the track.
   ... Ian, we hope you can take this up again.
   ... We will support you on this.
   ... We may have a useful functional list of things.

   Gottfried: More motivated to work on wg notes. They are public
   and we can point others to them.

   Janina: Judy is pushing to continue the MAUR.
   ... Adjourn. Thank you for participating.

Summary of Action Items

Summary of Resolutions

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