Re: Proposed Change to HTML-A11Y TF Consensus Procedures

- public-html-admin@, public-pfwg@, janina@

(Reply to HTML TF)

09.03.2015, 20:07, "Janina Sajka" <>:
> Colleagues:
> This is a proposal to amend the HTML-A11Y Task Force's current Consensus
> Procedures:
> PROPOSAL: Amend the TF's Consensus Procedures to expressly allow the TF
> Co-Facilitators to request that PF and HTML-WG chairs conduct their working group Calls for Consensus on Task
> Force consensus questions concurrently with the TF's CfC.

+1 Please do this.


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> EXPLANATION: Our practice to date has been to conduct a CfC in the TF,
> await a formal TF decision, then follow with requests to PF and HTML-WG
> for working group CfCs on the same question. At a minimum this process
> requires two weeks, and has frequently taken longer.
> By not requiring concurrent consensus calls, the TF would remain free to
> use the procedure as a tool for clarifying the Task Force's position.
> However, where the TF Co-Facilitators believe that TF consensus is
> evident, allowing concurrent consensus calls šwould streamline the
> process for agreeing to a course of action.
> EXAMPLE: A concurrent CfC might be conducted for the FPWD publication of
> a joint deliverable, allowing publication to move forward in as little
> as one week, as opposed to a minimum of two weeks.
> Next Steps: Please respond on this thread with any comments. The TF will
> also take up this agendum in a forthcoming regular teleconference.
> Janina
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