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Accessibility topics on HTMLWG agenda tomorrow. (was Re: Proposals or Recommend Closing? 2 Accessibility Issues: aria-role & longdesc)

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 16:20:09 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0910281420x4c8f0599v15130595944ad720@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "Gregory J. Rosmaita" <oedipus@hicom.net>, Charles McCathieNevile <chaals@opera.com>
Cc: "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <w3c-wai-pf@w3.org>, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
Hi all,

Tomorrow's HTML5 agenda [1] includes some accessibility items.
(longdesc, ARIA , and canvas).

Ideas on how to address them?


Sam wrote:

> ISSUE-30 (longdesc) - Chairs Solicit Proposals
> Change Proposal:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Oct/0949.html
> Does this proposal need to be revised based on feedback?
> Is it time to call for counter-proposals?

The full ISSUE-30 (Longdesc) Change Proposal Thread is at:


1. ARIA-roles

Sam wrote:

> ISSUE 14 (aria-role) - suggest closing on 2009-11-12
> No response yet.

2. ARIA-roles to a element

> ISSUE-85 ARIA roles added to the a element should be conforming
> New issue.  Any volunteers to write a change proposal?

3. ARIA processing matrix

> ISSUE-35 (aria-processing): ACTION-138 on Steve Faulkner:
> This action was opened on August 22, originally due 2009-08-31, then
> 2009-09-10, then 2009-09-24, then 2009-10-08.  We need a realistic
> due date.

Steve, any update?

Do issues 14, and 35 and 85  have some overlap? Gregory originally
raised 14, November 2007, James Graham originally raised Issue 35, and
Steve raised 85 a few days ago.


Sam wrote:

> ISSUE-74 (canvas-accessibility): ACTION-133 on Richard Schwerdtfeger:
> This is not due this week, in fact, it is due 17 Dec.  Even so, any
> possibility we can we have an update?

Rich sent an update today. Thank you, Rich.

> Related: we have a draft Canvas spec, along with informal rationale
> by  Doug Sheppers and Maciej, with support by Microsoft, and a draft:
> http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2009Oct/0747.html
> It is unclear how the draft relates to Maciej's statement, and, in
> fact,  what the rationale is.  How should we track this?  Should we
> start with  a bug or an issue?  How about a change proposal?

Martin and I discussed this on Twitter a few days ago. He posted on list:

My take is, whether it is split out or not, it still needs to be made
accessible. Other thoughts?

Best Regards,

[1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html-wg-announce/2009OctDec/0008.html

Laura L. Carlson
Received on Wednesday, 28 October 2009 21:20:49 UTC

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