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Re: WCAG Agenda April 7 2015

From: Mike Elledge <melledge@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 5 Apr 2015 22:16:06 -0400
Cc: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>
Message-Id: <F5EC360A-F0BE-4314-B46B-F7F97B205155@yahoo.com>
To: alands289 <alands289@gmail.com>
A couple of things come to mind for discussion. Are the extensions meant to be additions to WCAG 2.0 for specific contexts? Or are there instances where they might override WCAG 2.0 given a particular context? 
By definition WCAG 2.0 is supposed to be flexible enough to apply to different platforms, devices and languages (no longer HTML-centric) on the web, but once we apply it outside of the usual context, for example, in automotive interiors or on something like Google glass, are all bets off? I like the idea of extensions being supplementary, but I think we have to be careful to avoid offering them as reinterpretations of existing WCAG criteria. Otherwise we will cause confusion as well as weaken the authority of WCAG 2.0. 

I think we also want to avoid re-writing WCAG every time a new use case appears. :^)

Mike


> On Apr 4, 2015, at 9:53 AM, alands289 <alands289@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Since WCAG 2.0 is stable and is also an ISO standard, is there a challenge in adding to it via extensions?
> These are almost like revisions. 
> 
> Before we determine what they all should be we need to determine how to relate new things to the already approved WCAG 2.0 that governments and organizations are using. 
> 
> From the eyes of the user:
> What authority do these new items have?
> Why should I do them, all I really need to do is WCAG 2.0?
> Who says these are related and required?
> 
> Best Regards, 
> Alan
> 
> 
> 
> Sent from my Samsung Galaxy TabĀ®4
> 
> 
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Joshue O Connor <joshue.oconnor@cfit.ie> 
> Date:04/03/2015 7:43 AM (GMT-05:00) 
> To: WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org> 
> Subject: WCAG Agenda April 7 2015 
> 
> The WCAG WG will be meeting on Tuesday, 7th April  2015  at 11AM Eastern US
> 
> (Length: up to 90 minutes)
> 
> Bridge: +1.617.761.6200  (US) Passcode: 9224#
> 
> IRC: irc.w3.org<http://irc.w3.org>  port: 6665 channel #wai-wcag
> 
> Scribe list:https://www.w3.org/WAI/GL/wiki/Scribe_List
> 
> Agenda
> 
> 1)    TPAC final call
> 
> 2)    Extension model discussion:
> 
> Including the sub topics:
> 
> Background pointers
> What type of extensions?
> Will extensions be A, AA, AAA?
> Will extensions conform to WCAG requirements for success criteria?
> Categorisation of current open issues in the context of the extension model
> 
> 3) WCAG working group and public engagement/interaction
> 
> Thanks
> -- 
> Joshue O Connor/Andrew Kirkpatrick
> WCAG working group co-chairs
> 
> 
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