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Re: PROPOSAL: Procedure to Promote Progress With Accessibility Issues in HTML5

From: Laura Carlson <laura.lee.carlson@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2009 19:40:26 -0500
Message-ID: <1c8dbcaa0907191740r656a38a2v6717219d5d804f4d@mail.gmail.com>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
Cc: David Poehlman <david.poehlman@handsontechnologeyes.com>, Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>, HTML WG <public-html@w3.org>, W3C WAI-XTECH <wai-xtech@w3.org>, wai-liaison@w3.org, Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Hi Ian,

> it is merely a question from me about what I
> can do to improve communication with the WAI. If I do not know what I am
> doing wrong, it is hard to improve. You have several times now suggested
> principles that we should follow, but as far as I can tell we are
> following them all already

You have recently begun to take initiative in this area. That’s great.
Keep up the good work.

 > -- so if we are not, it would be helpful to
> know what it is we are not doing.

What we are not doing is reaching mutually agreeable solutions with
WAI that fulfill the charter’s accessibility mandate. We need to
figure out how to do that efficiently. The procedure document is an
attempt.

> Specifically:
>
> Can we get a commitment from members of the WAI…

> Can the WAI commit to approaching accessibility issues…

> Could the WAI respond to my e-mails, such as these?...

I am not a member of WAI. I can not speak for them. WAI's mission
statement is at
http://www.w3.org/WAI/about-links.html.

I know you are backlogged, Ian. I assume PF is too because other
requests have taken a while for them to respond [1].

For example, we are currently waiting for a  response to  a September
23, 2008 request for PFWG WAI to review multimedia accessibility
requirements  of <audio> <video>. So it may take some time.

Best Regards,
Laura

[1]: http://esw.w3.org/topic/HTML/HTMLRequestsPFresponse

-- 
Laura L. Carlson
Received on Monday, 20 July 2009 00:43:15 UTC

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