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Re: Important - reviewing WCAG 2.1 draft

From: Thaddeus . <inclusivethinking@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:23:58 -0800
Message-ID: <CAOh2y+-yjU53MM5ZKyayWWyrHFD9=8+WFeSt6h2TShBkFLy-OA@mail.gmail.com>
To: "lisa.seeman" <lisa.seeman@zoho.com>
Cc: public-cognitive-a11y-tf <public-cognitive-a11y-tf@w3.org>
Is it OK to share with local accessibility and/or disability groups that we
may be involved with outside of the Task Force and WCAG? If I am reading
this correctly that is what you are asking for correct, outside input? Just
want to make sure before I share outside of the group.


On Sun, Feb 26, 2017 at 12:07 PM, lisa.seeman <lisa.seeman@zoho.com> wrote:

> The new draft of WCAG - WCAG 2.1 has been published. See https://www.w3.
> org/TR/2017/WD-WCAG21-20170228/
> We have all worked really hard  to get some accommodation for people
> living with learning and  cognitive disabilities.
> Unfortunately a lot of our recommendations are not in the new draft (see
> https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=%20label%3ACOGA
> for the full list
> <https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=%20label%3ACOGA>)
> Also most of the recommendation we proposed that did get in the draft are
> likely to get removed in the next version. You might notice red boxes next
> to them reading
> "This is a proposed Success Criterion that has not yet been formally
> approved by the Working Group. Discussion of the issue is available in Issue
> 30 <https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/30> and Pull Request 135
> <https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/pull/135>. To file comments on this
> proposal, please raise new issues
> <https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/new> for each discrete comment in
> GitHub."
> We expect a lot of negative comments as it is more expensive and difficult
>  for testing and evaluation. Although this is a consideration some
> positive feedback would help balance the reviews we get.
> Can we find  people who care about people with cognitive disabilities   to
> review and comment? It would be fantastic if we can reach out to the major
>  relevant disability organisations.
> I would suggest asking people to:
>    - Comment on any new success criteria that are important. Let us know
>    if they are strong enough and the scope is wide enough. (most of them are
>    under guideline 3)
>    - Comment on any success criteria that were proposed but did not get
>    into the draft that you feel are important to get into the next draft (See the
>    full list
>    <https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=%20label%3ACOGA>
>    ))
>    - Let us know if we have missed out any user needs
> To comment, file an issue in the W3C WCAG 2.1 GitHub repository
> <https://github.com/w3c/wcag21/issues/new> or send email to
> public-agwg-comments@w3.org
> <public-agwg-comments@w3.org?subject=WCAG%202.1%20public%20comment>
>  Note that any criteria that get downgraded to AAA conformance level will
> not be adopted.
> Thanks so much and all the best
> Lisa Seeman
> LinkedIn <http://il.linkedin.com/in/lisaseeman/>, Twitter
> <https://twitter.com/SeemanLisa>
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