Hi, COGA folks re: CFC – Updating WCAG 3 working draft ends Friday, May 10th at 10:00 Boston time.

Hi, COGA folks, I'm sharing some context about AG's call for consensus
(CFC) that ends this Friday, May 10th at 10am Boston time:

*Purpose of this CFC:*

   -  To approve an exploratory draft of the WCAG 3 outcomes so we can
   publish the draft and seek input from the public.

*Please focus on the outcomes in this exploratory draft:*

   - The CFC is for this exploratory draft
   which lists about 200 WCAG 3 outcomes:
      - The outcomes are sorted into 12 groups that combine and de-dupe the
      work of many subgroups, including COGA's "Clear Language" subgroup.
      - The draft currently only includes a one-sentence description of
      each outcome so it is relatively easy to skim at this point.
      - The list of outcomes may change over time as each outcome is
   - New outcomes can be added if a gap is identified.
      - Outcomes may be removed if there is not enough evidence to support
      keeping them in the draft.
   - *Key point: *Approving this CFC does not lock W3C into this list of
   outcomes. Outcomes can be added and removed *after* this CFC.

*No need to review conformance in this exploratory draft:*

   - You do *not* need to review the conformance section of this draft.
   - It has not changed since the previous version of this draft.
   - It will be discussed in detail later this year.

*COGA members have had a lot of input on the draft outcomes:*

   - *Clear Language subgroup: *
      - All of COGA's Clear Language outcomes are in this exploratory draft.
      - Our subgroup reviewed and approved the placement of our Clear
      Language outcomes in three sections of this exploratory draft:
         - Text and wording
         This section includes the bulk of COGA's "Clear Language"
outcomes, plus a
         few outcomes from Jeanne Spellman's "Text Appearances and Semantics"
         - Layout
         This section includes several COGA's Clear language outcomes,
         white spacing, multistep process, and section headers/length/purpose.
         - Images and media alternatives
         This section includes Clear Language's outcome about
explaining non-verbal
         cues such as tone of voice, facial expressions, body
gestures, or music
         with emotional meaning.
      - See the minutes from the Clear Language April 18th meeting
      <https://www.w3.org/2024/04/18-coga-minutes.html> for more details.
      - *Help and Error Prevention:*
      - Jennie and John K. have been involved in the WCAG 3 outcomes about
      providing help and preventing errors, which appear in these
sections of the
      exploratory draft:
         - Forms, inputs, and errors
         - Processes and task completion
         - Help and feedback

*Which email thread to use to vote on this CFC:*

   - Reply all to the May 6th thread that Rachael started:
      - Email titled: "CFC – Updating WCAG 3 working draft ends Friday, May
      10th at 10:00 Boston time"
      - This May 6th thread includes +1's from:
         - Alistair Campbell
         - Léonie Watson
         - John Kirkwoord
         - Me
      - Do *not* reply to Lisa's or my email to the COGA group about
   Rachael's CFC email.
      - These are COGA offshoots from the main thread.
      - To vote on the CFC, please reply to Rachael's CFC thread, not the
      COGA offshoot emails.

*How to vote on this CFC:*

   - *Reply all "+1" *to Rachael's CFC thread if you agree the exploratory
   draft is in good enough shape to publish and seek feedback from the public.
   - *Reply all "0"* if you're neutral or not sure whether you approve or
   - *Reply all "-1" i*f you have strong objections and explain in your
   response what your concerns are.

*Deadline to respond to the CFC:*

   - This Friday, May 10th, at 10am Boston time

Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions,

On Tue, May 7, 2024 at 7:52 AM Lisa Seeman <lisa1seeman@gmail.com> wrote:

> We have until friday10:00 Boston time. to say if we have problems with
> WCAGs outcomes.
> I think the outcomes / guideline sections  is the most important thing.
> See
> https://raw.githack.com/w3c/wcag3/guidelines_update_april_24/guidelines/index.html#guidelines
> ---------- Forwarded message ---------
> From: Bradley Montgomery, Rachael L <rmontgomery@loc.gov>
> Date: Mon, May 6, 2024 at 5:52 PM
> Subject: CFC – Updating WCAG 3 working draft ends Friday, May 10th at
> 10:00 Boston time.
> To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
> *Call for Consensus - ends Friday, May 10th at 10:00 Boston time.*
> This CFC is to update the WCAG 3 working draft with the exploratory
> guidelines the group has been working on. The  purpose of publishing this
> initial list is to:
>    - better understand the scope of needs,
>    - request assistance in identifying gaps, and
>    - request assistance locating and conducting research to validate or
>    invalidate the outcomes listed.
> The chairs made a few changes based on comments and feedback since the
> Tuesday meeting.
>    1. Updated the editor's note at the *beginning of the guidelines
>    section
>    <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://raw.githack.com/w3c/wcag3/guidelines_update_april_24/guidelines/index.html*guidelines__;Iw!!EDx7F7x-0XSOB8YS_BQ!dcHnQiimufKA5LPVT38dzEomymz9ERg9pOSML0Mp3qfQ-hLR4d6ZBtnix6TsmBcJHDrlVlapkuzK6uxFE3Z-eA$>*
>    .
>    2. Added Editors notes to items that need additional research
>    3. Updated Focus Retention with the suggested text from meeting
>    4. Added the word "visual" to "Use of depth" so it now reads "Use of
>    Visual Depth - Information is not conveyed with visual depth alone."
>    5. Removed Focus Restored as a duplicate  of Restore Focus
>    6. Removed Keyboard Mode under components as an exact duplicate of
>    Keyboard Mode under input
> The proposed updates can be viewed on:
>    - *Github PR 63
>    <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://github.com/w3c/wcag3/pull/62__;!!EDx7F7x-0XSOB8YS_BQ!dcHnQiimufKA5LPVT38dzEomymz9ERg9pOSML0Mp3qfQ-hLR4d6ZBtnix6TsmBcJHDrlVlapkuzK6uzvdiOJkA$>*
>    - *RawGit Preview
>    <https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://raw.githack.com/w3c/wcag3/guidelines_update_april_24/guidelines/index.html__;!!EDx7F7x-0XSOB8YS_BQ!dcHnQiimufKA5LPVT38dzEomymz9ERg9pOSML0Mp3qfQ-hLR4d6ZBtnix6TsmBcJHDrlVlapkuzK6ux9aWHS4Q$>*
> If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have not
> been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you “not
> being able to live with” this decision, please let the group know before
> the CfC deadline.
> Kind regards,
> Rachael

Received on Tuesday, 7 May 2024 15:32:01 UTC