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Re: CfC: Approve draft charter for AC review

From: Katie Haritos-Shea <ryladog@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:20:55 -0400
Message-ID: <CAEy-OxHM4O8Kaj3pzjhF_yOr5EbvSt0DOrAFpFwzZHiaiRq37w@mail.gmail.com>
To: David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>, WCAG <w3c-wai-gl@w3.org>, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>, Joshue O Connor <josh@interaccess.ie>
Andrew and David.

Yes, I noticed all that too, I want to see the consensus that was reached
today. And, the NEW draft that reflects that consensus. I am sorry I could
not attend todays meeting, but I am on vacation with my kids overseas, and
just was unable to attend.

And, I assume, in abstencia, all understood my position and points (ad
nauseum)....:-)

While I am glad background research was sought in this case - in the
future, I would *appreciate* and *expect* this 'interviewing for facts' (or
expanded professional opinion), to be used to augment the opinions and
needs of all the working group participants - to transpire with the working
group's *input* and *knowledge*, in advance.

Having done so would have avoided some of the animosity that continued on
the list during that time.

The original draft proposal was designed with the view/opinion/desire of a
very few WG participants (trying to push a specific agenda) and the chairs
- without the consensus of this WG - being reached in advance.

It has been my understanding that we do not do things this way (without
transparency).

I have tremendous respect for you, Josh and Andrew, but this particular
issue was not handled or managed well. The majority of the time you two do
an amazing job in this hard volunteer work.

If this was not such an important issue, I could have let it alone. But
now, not only am I concerned, but am really really disappointed that all
positions are not being heard and allowed to be voiced. Contrary voices are
being allowed to run this show.

I urge from you the strength and will, to guide this group with the
integrity to qwell and listen without prejudice. Qualities that I, myself,
do not posses in spades....:-(

Katie Haritos-Shea
703-371-5545

On Oct 11, 2016 9:21 PM, "David MacDonald" <david100@sympatico.ca> wrote:

> PS the link to the minutes seems to go to the AUG 23 meeting??
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> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 2:13 PM, David MacDonald <david100@sympatico.ca>
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>> ​This seems to be the same document that we had going into the call...
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>>  http://www.w3.org/2016/09/draft-wcag-charter
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>> is there a version with the amended text that we came to consensus to, on
>> the call.
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>> On Tue, Oct 11, 2016 at 1:10 PM, Andrew Kirkpatrick <akirkpat@adobe.com>
>> wrote:
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>>> CALL FOR CONSENSUS – ends Thursday October 13 at 1:00pm Boston time.
>>>
>>> This is a CfC seeking WG approval to release the current draft charter
>>> for AC review.  The item was surveyed, discussed on the WG call, and
>>> approved (http://www.w3.org/2016/10/11-wai-wcag-minutes.html
>>> <http://www.w3.org/2016/08/23-wai-wcag-minutes.html#item03>). There was
>>> much discussion leading up to the call, and on the call, and the group felt
>>> that a consensus opinion was reached on key items.
>>>
>>> Draft charter: http://www.w3.org/2016/09/draft-wcag-charter
>>>
>>> If you have concerns about this proposed consensus position that have
>>> not been discussed already and feel that those concerns result in you “not
>>> being able to live with” this position, please let the group know before
>>> the CfC deadline.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> AWK
>>>
>>> Andrew Kirkpatrick
>>> Group Product Manager, Standards and Accessibility
>>> Adobe
>>>
>>> akirkpat@adobe.com
>>> http://twitter.com/awkawk
>>>
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