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Re: Requesting A11y review for Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 8 Jul 2020 10:53:15 -0400
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: public-apa@w3.org, Manu Sporny <msporny@digitalbazaar.com>, W3C Chairs of DID WG <group-did-wg-chairs@w3.org>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Becky Gibson <becky@knowbility.org>
Message-ID: <20200708145315.GD2039@rednote.net>
Dear Ivan, All:

I have completed reading through the DID specification as of today's


I note and appreciate your responses to our (nascent) accessibility
self-check instrument:


I would agree there are no accessibility concerns in this specification.
Moreover, it does appear there are excellent opportunities to apply this
specification to various accessibility use cases--admittedly a different

My apologies for taking so long to complete this review. I do expect we
will clear our various tracking checks during today's APA call at Noon



Ivan Herman writes:
> For the sake of simplicity, I used the content of the i18n issue template for asking an i18n horizontal review. Please contact us if you think there are other aspects you need to know about. 
> - name of spec to be reviewed:  Decentralized Identifiers (DIDs) v1.0
> - URL of spec: https://www.w3.org/TR/did-core/
>     Note, however, that the Working Group uses respec+ECHIDNA in such a way that each merge into the master branch creates a new version of the document on TR space. This also means that the document on TR changes often. We would therefore prefer if each comment referred to the dated URL-s rather than the undated one.
> - Current Rec/Note phase? Working Draft phase heading toward CR. Note that we prepared the self test [1] around the FPWD phase, but the subsequent f2f meeting led to discussions that have resulted in a complete re-organization of the document, and preferred to wait for things to stabilize before contacting the horizontal review groups./
>     [1] https://github.com/w3c/did-core/issues/105
> - What and when is your next expected transition? Transition to CR, to be expected (late?) summer.
> - What has changed since any previous review? N/a
> - Any information arising from a self-review? The DID Core specification (which is a data model, essentially) does not deal with human readable texts at all. As a consequence, we have the impression that no serious accessibility issue would arise.
> - Where and how to file issues arising? Best is to use github issues at https://github.com/w3c/did-core/ 
> - Pointer to any explainer for the spec? Not yet available.
> Thanks
> Ivan
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Janina Sajka

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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