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Re: consensus and last call

From: Steven Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 15:08:32 +0100
Message-ID: <55687cf80906250708g4710ee12p2a94a4da8af3501@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Singer <singer@apple.com>
Cc: HTMLWG WG <public-html@w3.org>
hi david,
I wrote some issues and ideas down in a blog post a few weeks back,
which I had hoped would spark some debate...
Thinking About HTML 5 canvas Accessibility


2009/6/25 David Singer <singer@apple.com>:
> 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.

with regards

Steve Faulkner
Technical Director - TPG Europe
Director - Web Accessibility Tools Consortium

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