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Re: consensus and last call

From: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 15:45:01 +0200
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To: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
At 12:23  +0100 24/06/09, Steven Faulkner wrote:
>hi Sam,
>"if it is the case that canvas is not accessible, and that there is
>strong agreement on "We will design all features so as to ensure that
>they are accessible to users with disabilities", then I would simply
>suggest we delay Last Call until this is addressed."
>There is nothing hypothetical about the inaccessibility of canvas
>content and accessible design is a cornertsone of W3C philosophy, so I
>would suggest that unless it is resolved before October, it would
>contribute to a delay.

I (personally) feel that I should be spending more time on this issue 
(accessibility of canvas) but in the limited time that I have 
scratched my head over it, the result has been not much more than a 
few more scratch marks.  If you have ideas, or want to chat about it, 
I'll try to lend my ears...

[Mind you, the couple of times I have talked about debating the 
structure of how to address media accessibility, which also needs 
work, I have had no response.  The framework is more than just 
whether video titles have closed captions - it's about other 
accessibility axes, how I select or configure media to respond to my 
needs, and so on. Can anyone hypothesize why my attempts to start a 
discussion on this topic have gone nowhere?]
David Singer
Multimedia Standards, Apple Inc.
Received on Thursday, 25 June 2009 13:46:49 UTC

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