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Re: Machine Learning Workshop overview and talk update

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2020 12:13:24 -0400
To: Joshue O Connor <joconnor@w3.org>
Cc: "public-apa@w3.org" <public-apa@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20200702161324.GE2679@rednote.net>
Hi, Josh:

I want to suggest a somewhat different, highly focussed approach.
Looking at the conference workshop announcement:

https://www.w3.org/2020/06/machine-learning-workshop/

The goal is "to bring together providers of machine learning toolkits
and framework providers with Web platform practitioners."

I would take you or Jason as the latter, the web platform practitioner.


So, the applications you outline would be created using the output of
the other two: the toolkits and the frameworks?

I would like us to bluntly ask whether the toolkit and framework people
have any assertions they're ready to make about accessibility in their
tools/frameworks. Do they conform to ATAG 2.0? Do the produce accessible
output? Perhaps even more importantly, can a pwd "use your toolkit and
framework?"

Does this make any sense? 


PS: Also check out:

https://www.wired.com/story/new-startup-no-code-no-problem/

Joshue O Connor writes:
> Hi Janina, Jason and all,
> 
> As per my action yesterday - I've added to the ML workshop document. [1]
> 
> Looking at the workshop  outline  they are asking for people to give a talk,
> and submission deadline is tomorrow if we want to do submit a proposal. At
> this stage it would only need to be a paragraph, and we would have till the
> end of July to submit the recorded talk. The question is, what is the APA
> angle?
> 
> This draft paper is really just me riffing on the subject and if there are
> other perspectives then we should try to capture those today. I do think the
> questions raised are useful, but some seem over taken by events, as there
> are already implementations of ML in image recognition and automated
> testing. I've also touched on the issue of bias, which is very important.
> 
> Do we want to give a talk to ask the questions we outline on the wiki or
> talk about something else - if so what do we want to say and who should give
> it?
> 
> I'm kinda looking at you or Jason for this *grin, but happy to discuss me
> doing it if I'm clearer on the angle. Tbh, I'm not totally sure at this
> point and have taken it as far as I can.
> 
> I feel it needs a clearer focus, so I'm happy to hear from others.
> 
> Josh
> 
> [1] https://www.w3.org/WAI/APA/wiki/MLWorkshop2020
> 
> -- 
> Emerging Web Technology Specialist/Accessibility (WAI/W3C)

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Janina Sajka
https://linkedin.com/in/jsajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Co-Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
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