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Silver Conformance Subgroup meeting minutes and summary for 27 August 2019

From: Jeanne Spellman <jspellman@spellmanconsulting.com>
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 21:42:24 -0400
To: Silver Task Force <public-silver@w3.org>
Message-ID: <6cc8b601-230e-7827-eee1-baf33b7e6a5d@spellmanconsulting.com>
== Summary ==

The subgroup addressed the Issues & Exception 
document, Issue #3, what measures should we explore?  We continued the 
discussion on the best way to measure the importance of guidance to 
users with disabilities.

We discussed other proposals that pointed out unconscious bias in the 
current measurements. The emphasis is on unconscious bias, that is, that 
WCAG WG made their best effort at a fair system, and it has been 
successful world-wide.  Silver wishes to improve on WCAG, and therefore 
we are looking more deeply at the current outcomes and trying to 
anticipate unexpected outcomes of a new conformance system.

We discussed giving more points by the number of user groups impacted by 
the guidance. There were concerns expressed about the danger of using 
numbers affected.  There were suggestions of other measures that could 
be used such as: effectiveness, importance on the page or screen,  and 
negative points for failure conditions.

The group agreed to brainstorm all the measures and conduct a 
feasibility test of scoring them against the current WCAG 2.1 SC, so 
that we could see what measures resulted in scores that matched our 
expectations of measure that would bring conformance closer to the real 
world experience of people with disabilities.  This was proposed so we 
could move away from discussion and toward more factual data.

Next week: brainstorm measures and create a spreadsheet that tests the 
different measures.

== Minutes ==

Received on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 01:42:50 UTC

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