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status report on the HTML Accessibility Task Force

From: Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>
Date: Sun, 15 Nov 2009 16:51:34 +0900
To: public-html-a11y@w3.org
Cc: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20091115075133.GC25975@sideshowbarker>
The following is short status report on our progress in getting
the HTML Accessibility Task Force task force rolling.

Janina and I (along with Michael Cooper) had our first weekly
facilitators sync-up phone conference last week, and some e-mail
discussion afterward, with a focus on addressing the following:

  1. Teleconferences: Given the fact that we are distributed
     across multiple hemispheres of the globe, we already know
     it'll be a challenge to find a suitable time when everybody
     can participate in teleconferences during their normal
     working (and non-sleeping) hours. But we believe this will be
     an important part of the working process of the task force,
     so we will send around a Web-based survey soon, to try find
     times that will work for people. We may end up having more
     than one teleconference time, so that people will have the
     ability to attend at least one of the time slots.

  2. Wiki: We have requested a dedicated wiki be set up for the
     task force. It will be automatically editable by members of
     the task force, and will be publicly viewable. As soon as
     that Wiki is available we will let you know, and those of you
     who have been waiting to port content from other wikis will
     be able to do so at that time.

  3. Prioritization of work: We have set up a keyword "a11ytf" in
     W3C Bugzilla to identify HTML issues that have been referred
     to the task force. Please do not add this keyword to issues
     yourself; the HTML chairs should make the call on which
     issues to refer to us (probably be most or all of the
     accessibility issues). And we also have already begun working
     on bringing the media and canvas accessibility projects into
     the task force, probably as sub-groups within the overall
     task force structure.

It will probably be another week or two before the task force is
fully operational. We'll send around another update as soon as we
have more information to share.


Michael(tm) Smith
Received on Monday, 16 November 2009 05:43:16 UTC

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