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RE: [External] Re: [Protocols] Minutes for March 4th, 2022

From: Jaunita George <jaunita_george@navyfederal.org>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2022 18:35:56 +0000
To: jake abma <jake.abma@gmail.com>, "Bradley-Montgomery, Rachael" <rmontgomery@loc.gov>
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Hi all,

I’m a little concerned with having this be something that could be used to meet standards.

I feel like this would undo a lot of good work that’s taking place to hold organizations accountable if we try to make this a compliance standard or alternative to actually meeting the requirements. It also would make someone “compliant” if they show they’re trying to implement processes – which I feel is just going to result in lower accessibility across the board. Organizations everywhere have wonderful accessibility statements, but inaccessible products – and I think this could continue that worrying trend and lead to accessibility in name only.

If we go this route, then we should just make it part of the maturity model and not tie it to standards compliance. It’s important if organizations try, but far more important if they achieve results and results should always be easily measurable.

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From: jake abma <jake.abma@gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, March 4, 2022 1:28 PM
To: Bradley-Montgomery, Rachael <rmontgomery@loc.gov>
Cc: public-silver@w3.org; w3c-wai-gl@w3.org
Subject: [External] Re: [Protocols] Minutes for March 4th, 2022

Please note the approach from Dutch government as mailed before, this was mentioned / used as a proposed starting point for "Possible ways to evaluate whether a protocol was done" derived from https://www.digitoegankelijk.nl/toegankelijkheidsverklaring/over-de-verklaring<https://secure-web.cisco.com/1bksw5hQXg9PYfUbtvrgUY0SeOxLJv2nVMRihu-4saz5ni8i0lcbUxbIx0qNe8zBLb__wriTFKMLyuVqvLwApBhCQ9K32hl0ct9yhLY2QFTReg-EjOBmimAuLYz9dBcM1qDLPIS11ZZEs8styO8bv8lciyhSRm9BasIzTJHzuJX_C2KgnLBTDMLD0D3WEd6RmXp3O_vCC_yoBeR_Q9g8GZPZFnXs5vgqSzDFWtIUsL1VU_ugA1wYqzbxsMsPz8rhgtD0Hn6szzml9SkCV8Gyz4b4xaQtdbT0RjRQXxZHngT5lHIb-zOFi6-tSU51R87DVcGdsMhzECW6zIhM4FMC8SdjbqRWqwqrKBgxPOzA2NwUT8YrV61Y7cetZ7Jega9rdoVRTl5fTHHcTJX-oMyA4nQ_mrABs78UMEsVrDEzpK4Yo0skZSyqRJngKEqsAXrwepPEc8zV9N8w4nf6pNXNzNA/https%3A%2F%2Fwww.digitoegankelijk.nl%2Ftoegankelijkheidsverklaring%2Fover-de-verklaring>

1. Previously (before 2020): ONLY 100% PASS / FAIL Compliancy Approach - there were only two statuses (WCAG driven)

2. Present Day: The current approach has FIVE compliance statuses !!!

A: Fully Compliant
B: Partially compliant (= in control statement)
              "agency has appointed concrete improvement measures READ: ASSERTION / FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS"
C: First measures taken
              "Agency has taken concrete improvement measures to get that picture. READ: ASSERTION / FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS"
D: Doesn't meet
             " Legal obligation prescribes agencies take the necessary measures
              Agency is urged to appoint concrete measures within a certain period of time, including planning. READ: ASSERTION / FOLLOWING PROTOCOLS"
E: No accessibility statement published

Op vr 4 mrt. 2022 om 16:11 schreef Bradley-Montgomery, Rachael <rmontgomery@loc.gov<mailto:rmontgomery@loc.gov>>:
The minutes from the protocols subgroup<https://www.w3.org/2022/03/04-wcag3-protocols-minutes.html> are available.


  *   We will be going through an exercise for  the next few weeks to evaluate:

     *   How to evaluate whether the protocol was done
     *   How well the protocol was followed
     *   How to evaluate the quality of the results (if possible)

  *   We will be using the following (possible) protocols as examples to help with discussion:

     *   Plain Language, Visma UX, (BBC Gel A11y section if 3rd is needed)

  *   Possible ways to evaluate whether a protocol was done (Discussion still ongoing)

     *   Require the organization to publicly state:

        *   What protocol/part of protocol was done
        *   How the protocol was embedded in content or organization?
        *   How can the public see that the protocol was embedded?
        *   Date statement was made

  *   Key questions that need to be addressed later:

     *   Definition of a protocol?
     *   Is a protocol a document or part of a document?
     *   How will we handle overlap with WCAG? The overlap will shift

From: Chuck Adams <charles.adams@oracle.com<mailto:charles.adams@oracle.com>>
Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 1:42 PM
To: "public-silver@w3.org<mailto:public-silver@w3.org>" <public-silver@w3.org<mailto:public-silver@w3.org>>, "w3c-wai-gl@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>" <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>>
Subject: [Protocols] Agenda for March 4th, 2022
Resent-From: <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>>
Resent-Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at 1:41 PM

Hi All,

The Protocols Subgroup will meet again this Friday, March 4th at 9:00 AM Boston Time (1400 UTC).

The Zoom teleconference data is provided at this link:


We will be on IRC using the W3C server at https://irc.w3.org<https://secure-web.cisco.com/1rI9UW3alosWZho6nVCm-E_dZkJ0BlrVmIyuglWkoUjfWBgRWm6nN35lmjZjFKf-INfhP42jq-fWcgnZi4RUDVZyTd_xV9MBOBw49_JX1_pme_MDZBZhjydUT4RaZ6RhKo0spYxpnqM39mlm1Lf_CG5Iu0Z9m9zjglM_9EkIVHROMeoDmfyAoOBMdLQRgmaYZ8IY_XcLmdZq4RO5Inf1p92eduUVe8o3W2peMTIyf-LVHNx3lugwhx5nr5v6d6gwGPBHRnntIKr1-FEnDe6A6OXihyqBL_vKW_vnHsF6e8sw-cLeuFeoZDWi7zaa5-jmzMTx3WcNZ_HZlwI2s6wh68dVVnRiVDH39gAi9MfLyJnYS7w9apy0GMFDaO9OHmJR0lTpKchQAqiUBvEj-mYvNwPpsMqsEU2IJFsprPrTeO2HSyb3JpM4ETuPgGnOxpzFjcFo2Lwo99TWCkAQDBMISHg/https%3A%2F%2Furldefense.com%2Fv3%2F__https%3A%2Firc.w3.org%2F__%3B%21%21ACWV5N9M2RV99hQ%21ZvVx1wh89EAXhBiorHpgvdpQRlEtQPxaEsJbJ7_Q3MrxtnQGs5lwbIC34ybOl3ZsYw%24>, in channel #wcag3-protocols

These and additional details of our work, including minutes, current, and archived draft documents are available on our subgroup wiki page here:


*** Agenda ***
agenda+ Develop a way for a lay-person to assess whether a protocol was followed

     *   Pick 2-3 things that are likely protocols (Plainlanguage.gov, BBC style guidelines, ?)
     *   Propose a way to evaluate (pass/fail):

                                                               i.      Whether the protocol was done

                                                             ii.      How well the protocol was followed

                                                           iii.      The quality of the results
Charles Adams

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