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RE: Invitation to initial discussion March 17th on potential work on accessibility conformance testing

From: Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:02:03 +0000
To: Wilco Fiers <wilco.fiers@deque.com>, "public-auto-wcag@w3.org" <public-auto-wcag@w3.org>
CC: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Mary Jo Mueller <maryjom@us.ibm.com>, Eric Velleman <e.velleman@accessibility.nl>, "Preety Kumar" <preety.kumar@deque.com>, Dylan Barrell <dylan.barrell@deque.com>, Shilpi Kapoor <shilpi@barrierbreak.com>, Makoto Ueki <ueki@infoaxia.co.jp>, Peter Wallack <peter.wallack@oracle.com>, James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>, Wendy Chisholm <wendc@microsoft.com>, 王炜 <wangwei_eagle@zju.edu.cn>, Katie Haritos-Shea <katie.haritos-shea@deque.com>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, "Shadi Abou-Zahra" <shadi@w3.org>
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I am having problems with the phone number and webex.

Invalid meeting.


From: Wilco Fiers [mailto:wilco.fiers@deque.com]
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2016 3:54 AM
To: public-auto-wcag@w3.org
Cc: Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>; Mary Jo Mueller <maryjom@us.ibm.com>; Gunderson, Jon R <jongund@illinois.edu>; Eric Velleman <e.velleman@accessibility.nl>; Preety Kumar <preety.kumar@deque.com>; Dylan Barrell <dylan.barrell@deque.com>; Shilpi Kapoor <shilpi@barrierbreak.com>; Makoto Ueki <ueki@infoaxia.co.jp>; Peter Wallack <peter.wallack@oracle.com>; James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>; Wendy Chisholm <wendc@microsoft.com>; 王炜 <wangwei_eagle@zju.edu.cn>; Katie Haritos-Shea <katie.haritos-shea@deque.com>; Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>; Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Invitation to initial discussion March 17th on potential work on accessibility conformance testing

Dear All,

On Monday you received an invitation to participate in a meeting to discuss the development of a rule set for normative accessibility conformance testing. As promised I'm sending you the details on how to join the WebEx call and the agenda for this meeting.
Auto-WCAG: Conformance Testing

Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 4:00 pm

Europe Time (Amsterdam, GMT+01:00)  |  1 hr 30 mins

Join WebEx meeting<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__mit.webex.com_mit_j.php-3FMTID-3Dm8140542dcd2707e2bfa34ae5ae59ef9e&d=BQMFaQ&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=REZD8fc2AwufInstfW3L5jSLVS8bjZtAodDOhat7yAI&m=hkMtX-d4Ft0lfG8UcMzdUqg3fKBju5LuULK24CAlCkY&s=ARUTSjzh0FRVk2U-WTCXgKvUqL9N_2GFZil0jvNc2n0&e=>

Meeting number:

649 967 819

Meeting password:

Please obtain your meeting password from your host.

Join by phone

+1-617-324-0000<tel:%2B1-617-324-0000> US Toll Number

Access code: 649 967 819

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Please note: If you have contacted me about joining the meeting I will forward you the password by e-mail. For this meeting we will also be using our IRC channel, where you can also get the password if you have not received it. The IRC channel is: irc://irc.w3.org:6665/#auto-wcag<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__irc.w3.org-3A6665_-23auto-2Dwcag&d=BQMFaQ&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=REZD8fc2AwufInstfW3L5jSLVS8bjZtAodDOhat7yAI&m=hkMtX-d4Ft0lfG8UcMzdUqg3fKBju5LuULK24CAlCkY&s=VaOCcvun5Bd5hwHkoM4Pf3gChkZncRelSYqY9ezHwOY&e=> If you do not have an IRC client you can use: http://irc.w3.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__irc.w3.org_&d=BQMFaQ&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=REZD8fc2AwufInstfW3L5jSLVS8bjZtAodDOhat7yAI&m=hkMtX-d4Ft0lfG8UcMzdUqg3fKBju5LuULK24CAlCkY&s=bqD9jaRBF8t_EnskP_sPPkaMc2C8NaRZWqjqNLcmARA&e=>

1. Introductions

2. Problem outline:
We'll explore what are common problems that have lead to an interest for WCAG compliance rules. The aim is to gain a common understanding of what the goals will be to work on.

3. Stakeholders:
We'll look at who among the participants would be interested to commit resources to the initiative. Secondly we'll explore who else should be invited to participate.

4. Organization with W3C:
What is the best way to organize this within the W3C. Should this work be done within a working group? If so, which one. What connections are there to other working groups?

5. How to frame the work process:
We'll need to discuss the size of this initiative, making sure there can be a meaningful result within a reasonable amount of time. The key questions here are what must be developed, and in what time frame.

6. Final thoughts


Wilco Fiers, Judy Brewer, Shadi Abou-Zahra

On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 2:34 PM, Wilco Fiers <wilco.fiers@deque.com<mailto:wilco.fiers@deque.com>> wrote:
Dear All,

We have been hearing increasing interest in development of a set of rules for normative accessibility conformance testing for WCAG 2.0, rising at least in part from differences in interpretations of conformance with WCAG 2.0, and resulting problems in inter-rater reliability.

Since the Automated WCAG Monitoring Community Group ("Auto WCAG CG") has already been working on related issues, we would like to explore the possibility of developing a proposal in the Auto WCAG CG for Recommendation Track work on a set of rules for normative accessibility conformance testing, to be developed within a W3C Working Group once better defined.

Depending on people's interest, exploratory work within the Auto WCAG CG could include:
- reviewing suitability for normative accessibility conformance testing of a variety of rule sets that have been offered to W3C/WAI for further development;
- combining different rule sets within a framework that would focus first on automated testing, but be expandable later to semi-automated and manual tests, and to potential normative extensions and/or future versions of WCAG;
- incubating an initial draft specification, possibly to include a normative core and informative test procedures;
- developing a proposal for a W3C Working Group, to include:
    * a clear problem statement;
    * explicit success criteria;
    * royalty-free licensing commitments;
    * a list of interested parties.

Meeting time and logistics:
- The first meeting would occur this Thursday, March 17, at 16:00 - 17:30 CET (the same time slot as the usual Auto WCAG CG meeting), with likely meetings to follow at two-week intervals.
- Because of the daylight savings time change in the US and Canada over the past weekend, please note the time zone correspondences for the meeting this week: <http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20160317T16&p1=195&ah=1&am=30<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.timeanddate.com_worldclock_fixedtime.html-3Fiso-3D20160317T16-26p1-3D195-26ah-3D1-26am-3D30&d=BQMFaQ&c=8hUWFZcy2Z-Za5rBPlktOQ&r=REZD8fc2AwufInstfW3L5jSLVS8bjZtAodDOhat7yAI&m=hkMtX-d4Ft0lfG8UcMzdUqg3fKBju5LuULK24CAlCkY&s=lY5vYIaWnehaxBuh7_JShZY4LtjixtEPmLW2MOMZs4w&e=>>
- Depending on expressions of interest, we may adjust the meeting time for future meetings.
- Teleconference details to be confirmed based on the number of expressions of interest.

If you are interested but unable to attend the initial discussion, please:
- Let us know of your potential interest.
- If attending the CSUN 2016 Conference in San Diego the following week, please note a related session
- Comments, questions and suggestions welcome on the Auto WCAG WG mailing list: public-auto-wcag@w3.org<mailto:public-auto-wcag@w3.org>

Kind regards,

Wilco Fiers, Shadi Abou-Zahra, Judy Brewer

Wilco Fiers - Senior Accessibility Engineer


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