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Protocols Sub Group - Minutes & Summary

From: John Foliot <john@foliot.ca>
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2021 11:03:46 -0400
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To: Silver TF <public-silver@w3.org>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Oct. 1, 2021: https://www.w3.org/2021/10/01-silver-protocols-minutes.html

*Summary:* we discussed what makes a protocol, what types of protocols are
(should be?) in scope.

   - we discussed VPATs
      - still mostly US-centric, Jake suggested that most EU entities do
      not use VPATs, but have different reporting mechanisms
      - Gregg noted that the structure and language of VPATs came from
      industry, and has been created to say nothing with lots of words - no
      promises, and no measurability
      - Jake noted a distinction - VPATs are 'conformance', but we could
      also have a report that speaks to goals and achievements
   - Jake suggested "believe that we should present a fixed set of
   protocols with use-cases + examples"
   - Jennifer asked "Could WCAG have a "certified list" of protocols, and a
   process for submitting for review?" (TBD)
   - Jennifer also noted that she uses the word "consideration" - it
   reduces stigma. Hopes that protocols can address the
   measurable/testable/repeatable problem by creating a way to pose meaningful
   questions to evaluate when not M/T/R: questions that give a way of
   determining impact; empathize with users - protocols help others to imagine
   - JF noted that this may be part of our definition

*John Foliot* |
Senior Industry Specialist, Digital Accessibility |
W3C Accessibility Standards Contributor |

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