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Request for joint meeting during TPAC

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:20:31 -0400
To: jfontana@yubico.com, tonynad@microsoft.com, wseltzer@w3.org, Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Cc: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>, public-rqtf@w3.org, public-webauthn@w3.org, public-credentials@w3.org, Michael Cooper <cooper@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20190823172031.GD3242@rednote.net>
Dear W3C Colleagues:

The Accessible Platform Architectures (APA) Working Group would like to
meet jointly either with Web Authentications and/or with Decentralized
Identifiers during TPAC in Fukuoka.

We note Web Authentications is at an early stage in its 2.0 process and
that our planned meeting dates overlap.

Unfortunately, APA does NOT overlap with Decentralized Identifiers, but
perhaps a few members of that group will still be available later in the
week? We'd appreciate some of your time if you're still at TPAC.

We have a very specific topic we'd like to explore. The topic arises
from our recently concluded work updating a 2005 W3C Note:
"Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA" now in its final stages of being published
as an updated W3C Note (based on this completed Editor's Draft[1]).

Topic: Killing Off Interactive CAPTCHA

Comment: Can we use authentication strategies, including perhaps block
chain technologies to confirm a user's humanity without actually
identifying a specific human individual?

There may be other brief agenda as well, but our concern withCAPTCHA
does seem to us a real significant opportunity for success with a long
standing accessibility problem. To put it differently we're suggesting
the Turing Test application as a subject of W3C standardization. Is that
a reasonable prospect? If so, we believe more than accessibility will

We also wish Decentralized Identifiers to be aware of the accessibility
requirements that come with U.S. Government funding--not that we know of
any particular exposure or problem at this time. This is simply an FYI
for our mutual benefit.

Thanking you in advance for your consideration,

Janina Sajka, Chair
Accessible Platform Architectures (APA)

[1] https://w3c.github.io/apa/captcha/
[2] http://www.section508.gov


Janina Sajka

Linux Foundation Fellow
Executive Chair, Accessibility Workgroup:	http://a11y.org

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
Chair, Accessible Platform Architectures	http://www.w3.org/wai/apa
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