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Horizontal Review Update: APA's Updated CAPTCHA Note Draft

From: Janina Sajka <janina@rednote.net>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2019 18:47:23 -0400
To: public-privacy@w3.org, public-web-security@w3.org, Sam Weiler <weiler@w3.org>, Tara Whalen <tjwhalen@google.com>, www-international@w3.org, Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>, Addison Phillips <addison@amazon.com>, Wendy Seltzer <wseltzer@w3.org>, public-webauthn@w3.org
Cc: W3C WAI Accessible Platform Architectures <public-apa@w3.org>, public-rqtf@w3.org, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20190619224723.GE2256@rednote.net>
Dear W3C Colleagues:

This time including Web Authentication -- Sorry for not including you on
our last round ...

Accessible Platform Architectures (A)A is updating a 2005 W3C Note:
"Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA." We expect to publish our second public
wide review draft this coming week.

Several people responded to our previous request in May. We thank you
for your very helpful comments. We believe we've incorporated your
feedback in our current draft:

https://raw.githack.com/w3c/apa/e3c61aecfbd87782e31d38b1867dc94dc4478c42/captcha/index.html

***Context***

Since early in 2018 APA has been working to update a 2005 W3C Note
on: "Inaccessibility of CAPTCHA." We published a FPWD of an updated
draft in 2018, and a public wide review draft early in 2019. We received
significant public comment on the wide review draft and are now
preparing to publish a second wide review draft hopefully next week, the
week of 24 June.

We'd like to think we're close to completing this update, but we still
need your help determining whether our current draft is in fact nearing
completion.

While our subject is accessibility, we have found it impossible to
discuss accessibility without also referencing security, privacy and
internationalization concerns. That's why we would particularly welcome
your comments on our current draft here:

https://raw.githack.com/w3c/apa/e3c61aecfbd87782e31d38b1867dc94dc4478c42/captcha/index.html

We expect there are still editorial issues with this draft, but we
believe we've addressed all substantive concerns of which we're aware.

Our question to you: Have we fairly represented the state of CAPTCHA
today? If not, what have we missed or mischaracterized?

Is Sec 3.5 appropriate for this W3C Note track document? We've become
convinced that Turing testing needs more direct attention. While we're
confident accessibility would benefit, we don't want to step out of our
remit unreasonably.

Thanking you in advance for your continued assistance on this document,

Janina Sajka,
APA Chair


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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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