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Re: Extending CFC - Publish WCAG 3.0 as FPWD

From: Rachael Bradley Montgomery <rachael@accessiblecommunity.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2020 12:42:50 -0500
Message-ID: <CAL+jyYLSreuiXS99TNdcYFqD1ik_JbLvWtd3-OY6+gpq97FMEw@mail.gmail.com>
To: David Fazio <dfazio@helixopp.com>
Cc: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Silver TF <public-silver@w3.org>
Hello David,

Please take a look at pull request 212
<https://github.com/w3c/silver/pull/212/files> which has removed the phrase
"and more modern" from the abstract. You can see the full text at
https://raw.githack.com/w3c/silver/cfc_objection_1/guidelines/index.html

Does this address your concern such that you would change your objection to
a 0 or are additional changes needed?

Best regards,

Rachael

On Mon, Nov 2, 2020 at 1:52 PM David Fazio <dfazio@helixopp.com> wrote:

> I hate to be the voice of dissent, but I’m a -1 because of the following
> Abstract:
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> W3C Accessibility Guidelines 3.0 is a successor to Web Content
> Accessibility Guidelines 2.2 <https://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG22/> [*WCAG22
> <https://w3c.github.io/silver/guidelines/#bib-wcag22>*] and previous
> versions, but does not deprecate
> <https://w3c.github.io/silver/guidelines/#dfn-deprecate> these versions.
> WCAG 3.0 will incorporate content from and partially extend User Agent
> Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 <https://www.w3.org/TR/UAAG20/> [*UAAG20
> <https://w3c.github.io/silver/guidelines/#bib-uaag20>*] and Authoring
> Tool Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 <https://www.w3.org/TR/ATAG20/>[*ATAG20
> <https://w3c.github.io/silver/guidelines/#bib-atag20>*]. While there is a
> lot of overlap between WCAG 2.X and WCAG 3.0, WCAG 3.0 includes additional
> tests and different scoring mechanisms. As a result, WCAG 3.0 is not
> backwards compatible with WCAG 2.X. WCAG 3.0 does not supersede WCAG 2.2
> and previous versions; rather, it is an *alternative and more modern set
> of guidelines*. Once these guidelines become a W3C Recommendation,
> the W3C will advise developers, content creators and policy makers to use
> WCAG 3.0 in order to maximize future applicability of accessibility
> efforts. However, content that conforms to earlier versions of WCAG
> continue to conform to those versions.
>
>
>
> *This introduction, to me, implies that WCAG 2... is obsolete given the
> evolution of the web. Defendants can easily argue that courts should not
> hold them accountable to a standard that is no longer good enough for the
> current state of the web. I continue to believe that WCAG 2 should be
> incorporated into WCAG 3 at least as a baseline building block, and be made
> backwards compatible. Although, I recognize I am just 1 voice. *
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>
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> *I would be a 0 if we removed the statement about it being a more modern
> set of guidelines and everything after that. That content opens too many
> doors to sink WCAG 2 in court, in my opinion.*
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> *From: *Rachael Bradley Montgomery <rachael@accessiblecommunity.org>
> *Date: *Friday, October 30, 2020 at 10:23 AM
> *To: *WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Silver TF <public-silver@w3.org>
> *Subject: *Extending CFC - Publish WCAG 3.0 as FPWD
>
> Hello,
>
>
>
> To provide additional time for people to review the acknowledgements
> section <https://w3c.github.io/silver/guidelines/#acknowledgements>, we
> are extending the deadline for the FPWD CFC to Monday at 2pm Boston time.
>
>
>
>
> The acknowledgements were originally left out of the original CFC. Michael
> sent them out earlier this week, but we want to provide some additional
> time to make sure everyone has had a chance to review the section.
>
>
>
> Please take a few moments to read through the acknowledgements section and
> make sure everyone is included and names are spelled correctly.
>
>
>
> Thank you,
>
>
>
> Rachael
>
>
>
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 1:38 PM Rachael Bradley Montgomery <
> rachael@accessiblecommunity.org> wrote:
>
> Call For Consensus — ends Friday October 30th at 2:00 pm Boston time.
>
>
>
> The Working Group and Silver Taskforce have discussed publishing W3C
> Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 3.0 as a First Public Working Draft (FPWD).
>
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> The document is at: https://w3c.github.io/silver/guidelines/
>
>
>
> Call minutes:
>
> ·         1 September AGWG & Silver Meeting Minutes
> <https://www.w3.org/2020/09/01-ag-minutes.html>
>
> ·         15 September AGWG & Silver Meeting Minutes
> <https://www.w3.org/2020/09/15-ag-minutes.html>
>
> ·         6 October AGWG & Silver Meeting Minutes
> <https://www.w3.org/2020/10/06-ag-minutes.html>
>
> ·         20 October AGWG & Silver Meeting Minutes
> <https://www.w3.org/2020/10/20-ag-minutes.html#item03>
>
> Changes are viewable through the diffs at
> https://github.com/w3c/silver/commits/master/guidelines/index.html
>
>
>
> If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have not
> been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you “not
> being able to live with” this decision, please let the group know before
> the CfC deadline.
>
>
>
> Kind regards,
>
>
>
> Rachael
>
>
>
> --
>
> Rachael Montgomery, PhD
>
> Director, Accessible Community
>
> rachael@accessiblecommunity.org
>
>
>
> "I will paint this day with laughter;
>
> I will frame this night in song."
>
>  - Og Mandino
>
>
>
>
>
>
> --
>
> Rachael Montgomery, PhD
>
> Director, Accessible Community
>
> rachael@accessiblecommunity.org
>
>
>
> "I will paint this day with laughter;
>
> I will frame this night in song."
>
>  - Og Mandino
>
>
>


-- 
Rachael Montgomery, PhD
Director, Accessible Community
rachael@accessiblecommunity.org

"I will paint this day with laughter;
I will frame this night in song."
 - Og Mandino
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