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

From: John Hicks <jwjhix@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 18:32:31 +0100
Message-ID: <CAK8rWfeY4_v1QtSW5X1V40n4VWOvKoiAdh2DgOcqC2eKPvKvmQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Wilco Fiers <wilco.fiers@deque.com>
Cc: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>, Eric Velleman <e.velleman@accessibility.nl>, Wendy Chisholm <wendc@microsoft.com>, Shilpi Kapoor <shilpi@barrierbreak.com>, James Nurthen <james.nurthen@oracle.com>, public-auto-wcag@w3.org, Katie Haritos-Shea <katie.haritos-shea@deque.com>, Mary Jo Mueller <maryjom@us.ibm.com>, Preety Kumar <preety.kumar@deque.com>, Richard Schwerdtfeger <schwer@us.ibm.com>, Jon Gunderson <jongund@illinois.edu>, Peter Wallack <peter.wallack@oracle.com>, Makoto Ueki <ueki@infoaxia.co.jp>, Dylan Barrell <dylan.barrell@deque.com>, 王炜 <wangwei_eagle@zju.edu.cn>, Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Correction: bona fide grass roots collective technical effort
On 17 Mar 2016 17:30, "John Hicks" <jwjhix@gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Wilco
>
> Very sorry for this late reply.
> Intention is to return to flow,  now looking possible
>
> I will try to make the next calls and the meet up.
>
> Interestingly, the work of the auto wcag group came up this afternoon in
> an informal meeting of a futures thinktank.  I cited it s an example of a
> bona guide has roots style effort.
>
> Apologies again for the late notice
>
> And until soon ! ( much catching up to do with all the work you have
> done,  I will )
>
> John
>
> John
> On 17 Mar 2016 08:55, "Wilco Fiers" <wilco.fiers@deque.com> wrote:
>
>> 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://mit.webex.com/mit/j.php?MTID=m8140542dcd2707e2bfa34ae5ae59ef9e>
>> Meeting number: 649 967 819
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>>
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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 If you
>> do not have an IRC client you can use: http://irc.w3.org
>>
>> *Agenda*
>> 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
>>
>>
>> Regards
>>
>> Wilco Fiers, Judy Brewer, Shadi Abou-Zahra
>>
>> On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 2:34 PM, Wilco Fiers <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
>>> >
>>> - 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
>>>
>>> http://www.csun.edu/cod/conference/2016/sessions/index.php/public/presentations/view/210
>>> - Comments, questions and suggestions welcome on the Auto WCAG WG
>>> mailing list: public-auto-wcag@w3.org
>>>
>>> Kind regards,
>>>
>>> Wilco Fiers, Shadi Abou-Zahra, Judy Brewer
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> *Wilco Fiers* - Senior Accessibility Engineer
>>
>>


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