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Re: Proposed Change to HTML-A11Y TF Consensus Procedures

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:26:28 -0500
Message-ID: <CAOk_reF0fAPDwr7ZoPuWDhaUf14vjeBo7EHPyR6uD+iCzMA-sA@mail.gmail.com>
To: HTML Accessibility Task Force <public-html-a11y@w3.org>, "public-html-admin@w3.org" <public-html-admin@w3.org>, "W3C WAI Protocols & Formats" <public-pfwg@w3.org>

On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 12:07 PM, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net> wrote:

> Colleagues:
> This is a proposal to amend the HTML-A11Y Task Force's current Consensus
> Procedures:
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/PF/HTML/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.
> 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  would 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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Shane McCarron
Managing Director, Applied Testing and Technology, Inc.
Received on Thursday, 12 March 2015 17:26:55 UTC

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